Comcast-Charter wireless deal offers 7 essential benefits, analyst says

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Deutsche Bank Analyst Matthew Niknam listed seven key benefits to the Comcast-Charter Communications partnership, which calls for the two companies to share wireless technology and best practices, as well as control each other’s major M&A endeavors in the wireless industry. Niknam then listed seven “opportunities” rendered by the deal:

  1. It offers national scale across a fiber-dense network footprint covering 80% of the US
  2. The two companies will share network technology, software, product development and operational investments and expertise
  3. Each will dramatically increase its service footprint, allowing customers to reach across each other’s Wi-Fi networks, as well as any LTE or 5G network infrastructure built in the future
  4. The deal offers collaboration on spectrum procurement and any future network design and buildout
  5. It will enable both companies to better serve the business market with wireless services
  6. It will provide better leverage and scale for procurement from vendors
  7. It will extend the amount of retail service locations both companies can offer

Comcast-Charter wireless deal offers 7 essential benefits, analyst says