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Liberty's Malone: Cable companies could add wireless through MVNOs, but should be cautious on spectrum purchases

Liberty Media Chairman John Malone said he thinks cable operators, including those in the U.S. market, will inevitably add a cellular wireless component to their bundle of service offerings, calling the addition something of "enormous" importance. He said the easiest way to jump into wireless will be through MVNO deals and cautioned against buying spectrum and building out networks too soon.

Analysts: Comcast, Charter, Dish and Google might bid in 600 MHz auction- but won't be building out networks

Next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum might attract bids from companies that are not wireless carriers, including Comcast, Charter Communications, Dish Network and Google, financial and industry analysts said. However, the analysts also said that even if these wild card players do win spectrum, they likely will not be looking to build out wireless networks of their own.

Comcast, Charter may participate in 600 MHz auction, while Time Warner Cable plans to stay home

Top executives from Comcast and Charter Communications said this week their companies are considering participating in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. However, Time Warner Cable will not take part in the bidding. But TWC did hint that it could be open to launching a wireless service if its competitors do.

T-Mobile's Legere expects 'dark horse' companies like Google and Comcast to bid in 600 MHz auction

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere said he expects "dark horse" companies like Google, Comcast and Charter Communications to bid in next year's incentive auction of 600 MH broadcast TV spectrum. Legere said the next six to 12 months are going to be a "fascinating time period" in the industry as the future of the wireless market takes shape as more content goes online and more Internet traffic goes mobile.

T-Mobile seen as favorite to win spectrum in 600 MHz auction, but smaller carriers likely to jump in as well

T-Mobile US is seen as the carrier with the clearest shot to acquiring spectrum in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV airwaves, especially now that Sprint has decided not to participate. However, dozens of smaller carriers that are members of the Competitive Carriers Association are still likely to participate and try to grab spectrum-- it's just not clear at this point how many ultimately will.

Analysts: Charter 80%-85% likely to complete TWC, Bright House purchases

New Street Research analysts believe Charter Communications likely will be successful in its efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, unlike Comcast in its failed attempt to purchase TWC. The analysts at the investment research firm give Charter's deal for TWC and Bright House an 80 percent to 85 percent chance of being completed "with conditions greater than Charter has currently offered but not so great as to affect the material prospects for the post-transaction company," they wrote in a recent note to investors.

Charter testing Cisco's remote DVR, Wi-Fi technology

Charter Communications appears to be gearing up to test a remote DVR capability with partner Cisco, as well as new Wi-Fi offerings. Cisco disclosed the news in a recent filing the company made with the FCC.

Dish, others come out against Charter's TWC, Bright House deals, while AT&T warns of 'cable consolidation and coordination'

Dish Network led a chorus of complaints against the proposed merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. In filings with the FCC, Dish, the Writers Guild of America for the West, set-top maker Zoom Telephonics, public-interest groups and others generally argued that the proposed transaction would limit competition in the cable industry, thus affecting Charter's competitors and broadband Internet users across the country.

TWC's Meeks tapped to lead business services for 'New Charter'

Time Warner Cable commercial services head Phil Meeks will serve as executive VP and president of Business Enterprises Services for the so-called "New Charter," if and when Charter Communications' proposed purchase of TWC and Bright House Networks closes.

Charter getting pressure from NY state regulators to build 1-gig networks

New York regulators are using the occasion of Charter Communication's proposal to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Network to suggest that the MSO build out a 1 Gbps-capable last-mile network in the state.