By Ernest Worthman —
Cable companies are known for entering wireless and then dropping it. But, in another interesting development, cable companies began to move back into the wireless market. For example, some cable TV companies are starting to offer an MVNO mobile service, and offload as much traffic onto their own Wi-Fi network as possible. Telenet of Belgium has deployed 2,000 public Wi-Fi access points, including inside many of their street distribution cabinets. In the United States, Comcast had make noise about launching a Wi-Fi MVNO deal with Verizon in 2016. And Cox Business, had announced their entry in the market, offering to deploy small cells for any mobile network on their street poles and overhead cables.