Comcast job advert hints at wi-fi ambitions
There’s not a lot you’ll be able to study from a Comcast job advert, however that will not forestall hypothesis about its entry into the cellular enterprise. The corporate has posted an advert asking for heat our bodies executives to steer the corporate’s push into the “wi-fi ecosystem.” In response to the pitch to would-be staff, the job facilities round making Kabletown’s present triple-play choices extra cellular pleasant, in addition to evaluating “potential entries into the wi-fi ecosystem.” Comcast might have already got an MVNO settlement with Verizon and Dash, however FierceCable feels that it is at the very least believable that its lengthy-rumored WiFi calling service might lastly be coming.
Cellular companies are sufficiently expensive that cable corporations have been in search of low cost methods to get in on the motion. This January, Cablevision activated a New York-based mostly cellular providing, Freewheel, that simply makes use of the million plus WiFi hotspots that the corporate has seeded across the metropolis. Provided that the advert particularly mentions Comcast’s 22 million web subscribers – lots of which double as Xfinity hotspots — in addition to eight million public WiFi factors, then it isn’t onerous to see that the thought has some legs.