Charter, the second largest cable TV company in the US, is planning to expand its network by entering the mobile phone sector. This was confirmed earlier with a report that Charter hired a former Sprint executive to spearhead the operations.
According to the reports, Charter has hired Danny Bowman as its new Chief Mobile Officer. With this appointment, it just goes to show how serious Charter truly is in launching a new mobile network. Bowman, who used to work for LeEco, Samsung, Sprint, and Nextel, will be the man behind the mobile business operations. His responsibilities at the new post includes forging strong partnerships with suppliers and to launch Charter as a wireless network.
As of this writing, not much is known about the types of service that Charter will be offering in its new network. They are said to launch their service plans in the second half of the year so it might be worth waiting around for that announcement to be made.
Based on a recent FCC filing, Charter shows to be an ambitious company; especially since they have plans to run operations more than an MVNO. The company expressed that they intend to offer full mobility support by combining “Wi-Fi with multiple 4G and 5G access technologies” in order to provide a seamless experience to its users.
This isn’t the first time a cable TV company ventured into mobile tech. As a matter of fact, Comcast made the first move by offering Xfinity Mobile. Looking at things from this perspective, it’s likely that Charter will be following the same footsteps as the cable provider and offer service plans that are as competitive as the ones offered by Xfinity Mobile.