Comcast, Liberty Global agree to run trial services sharing broadband networks in 2014

Comcast, Liberty Global agree to run trial services sharing broadband networks in 2014

Comcast Cable and Liberty Global have revealed in a Thursday announcement that they have partnered for trial services involving the sharing of broadband networks. The trial services will be run by the two companies this year.

Under the terms of the 'international Wi-Fi access' deal worked out by Comcast and Liberty Global, the subscribers of Xfinity Internet and Liberty Global Internet will be able to gain extended access to the Wi-Fi networks of the other company.

As per the deal, Xfinity Internet and Liberty Global Internet subscribers will be provided with millions of additional Wi-Fi access points in a number of countries by next year.

The trial services sharing broadband networks will be run by Comcast and Liberty Global in 2014. If the trial is successful, Xfinity Internet and Liberty Global Internet subscribers will be granted access to new Wi-Fi access points in several countries by 2015.

The sharing broadband networks deal between Comcast and Liberty Global is noteworthy, given the fact that Comcast has more than three million Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots in the US, whereas Liberty Global has over 2.5 million Wi-Fi spots in various European countries including Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland.

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