Increasingly, cable operators are moving into wireless operations. This trend is increasing the need for cable operators to hire professionals with wireless experience. Specific areas of focus for cable operators include:
- Cell Tower Backhaul. Skills required - sales, operations and engineering
- Wireless Operations -- Cox is building their own wireless networks in several markets. Cable One and others have purchased spectrum and are developing wireless plans.
- Home networking - Time Warner Cable and other cable companies including AT&T are offering wireless networks to residential customers.
To learn more about the cable industry -- visit www.ncta.com, www.scte.org, and www.wict.org.
NCTA provides a list of the top 25 Multiple Service Operators (MSO) on their website -- see below and http://www.ncta.com/Stats/TopMSOs.aspx
|1||Comcast Cable Communications||24,406,000|
|2||Time Warner Cable||13,266,000|
|3||Cox Communications, Inc.1||5,382,125|
|6||Bright House Networks LLC||2,331,089|
|12||WideOpenWest Networks, LLC||365,070|
|14||Service Electric Cable TV Incorporated1||291,683|
|15||Atlantic Broadband Group, LLC||286,935|
|16||Armstrong Group Co.||248,052|
|20||Blue Ridge Communications1||178,023|
|24||WaveDivision Holdings, LLC||141,685|