Trending: 3 Examples of Cable MSOs Killing it in 2017

By January 28, 2017 Cable MSO One Comment

So far, 2017 is gearing up for a lot of U.S. cable MSOs. Here are three examples from the past week’s news. 

1. Comcast on a Roll with Broadband, Video, Business Services
Comcast’s success in broadband and video continued during 2016, ending the year with $80.4 billion in total revenue, Light Reading reported. During 2016, the operator added 161,000 video subscribers and 1.4 million internet subscriptions. Comcast now has 22.5 million video customers, closing in on AT&T’s 25.5 million video subscribers, and its business services segment ended 2016 with $5.5 billion in revenue. Not too shabby! 
Getting 2017 off to a good start, meanwhile, Comcast’s business unit recently began offering DOCSIS 3.1-based internet service to customers in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, and Nashville areas, Light Reading noted. This is being offered using the operator’s existing network. 
2. CenturyLink Launches Big Data as a Service Solution
Part of its recently expanded strategic alliance with Cloudera, CenturyLink recently announced its “Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) with Managed Cloudera” solution, which uses an Apache Hadoop-based data management and analytics platform to bring together data analytics, and network, cloud, and application services in a secure package. 
CenturyLink’s BSaaD offering is geared toward companies without the internal resources to manager their big data. Specialized consulting is included, to help enterprises increase sales, streamline operations, improve customer engagement, and ultimately gain competitive advantage.   
3. Cable One Acquires NewWave; Gearing Up to Be Acquired?
Light Reading posited that Cable One’s recent deal to acquire NewWave Communications for $735 million may be part of a strategy to make itself attractive for acquisition by a larger MSO like Altice. Merging with NewWave will make Cable One roughly the sixth-largest cable operator in the U.S., with 800,000+ customers. 

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  • Gary DeWitt says:

    And the big fish keep eating the little fish getting bigger and bigger. Ma Bell was the biggest fish in the pond and then the Government said "too big, you must split yourself up!" Is this train coming down the tracks?

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