WASHINGTON, D.C. – T-Mobile, the mobile network company, has announced its plan in launching its own TV streaming service in the coming year 2018 with the help of a cable company, Layer3 TV. The mobile company will acquire the cable company in building the service and will catapult the cable company into the national scene.
Currently, Layer3 TV is not the leading cable company in the USA since it is only limited to the few major cities like Los Angeles, Washington, Denver, and Chicago. The brand lacks recognition of the major players like Verizon, Comcast, Spectrum, Optimum, or RCN. However, despite Layer3 TV’s limited servicing areas, T-Mobile will continue its alliance to enhance their bandwidth.
Layer3 TV is much like the regular cable networks. It provides subscribers with cables that are made of fiber optic. It is used to hook to the cable box. However, the signal is from the encoded Internet protocol which is similar to Netflix unlike most cable companies that use a frequency-based technology.
Layer3 TV does not use the Internet service provider which is used by Comcast or Verizon, but it has its own IP network that serves users directly. Layer3 directly manages subscribers’ content and bandwidth, without the intermediary network throttling the data which results in slow Internet access at the subscriber’s end.
Layer3 TV is better in streaming high-definition videos. Jeff Binder, CEO of Layer3 TV, stated that the cable company can easily send high-definition videos in less than four megabits per second.
Additionally, Layer3 TV has a modern approach in putting together such TV service in the digital age of YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu since it had integrated its content from the services alongside the DVR recording and owns an on-demand content that learns what the subscriber is watching to offer better suggestions.
The technology is compatible with Alexa and Google Home in terms of voice controls, and it also offers a wireless breakaway box which is easier to access content without the need of splitting signals or laying out another coaxial line.
But most of this would not really apply to the new T-Mobile service. Presumably, the mobile company is not going to laydown its nationwide fiber-powered network like Comcast and how Layer3 TV was executing before they acquired it.
The Un-carrier’s move is now shifting into an overdrive.It will take the full advantage of the nationwide presence of the mobile network company.
The core of T-Mobile’s mobile video is the fastest LTE network—a network which is built in handling customers’ hunger for the mobile video. Since 2016, wireless consumers use an average of 37.5% data, and the network’s speed in terms of downloading has increased by 28%.
The company is continuously expanding and improving with a new US-wide low-bandwidth spectrum and a more advanced system unlike other mobile network companies.
Additionally, the mobile company is planning to launch its 5G network. T-Mobile company is the first in building a 5G network nationwide and has already begun deploying 5G-ready gadgets.