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Cablecos of all sizes look to CBRS to ease the path to 5G

One of the groups of US operators which is likely to leverage licensed and unlicensed CBRS spectrum most aggressively, is that of the cable operators. The largest ones, Comcast and Charter, have been working together to develop a mobile network and services platform with a path to 5G and both have activated MVNO agreements with Verizon in the past year to launch commercial mobile services. However, they have been working on their wireless strategies for far longer than that, juggling a variety of connectivity and spectrum options with a view to creating a cost-effective balance of cellular and WiFi, licensed and unlicensed, all backhauled wherever possible by their own cables. This is the approach which put Free Mobile, subsidiary of…

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