Comcast, Charter Communications stepping into wireless together

Neither company will enter agreements with others as they develop "common operating platforms"

FILE - This Wednesday, March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications have agreed to form a wireless partnership in order to strengthen their positions in the rapidly growing sector. Comcast and Charter Communications Inc. said Monday, May 8, that their partnership will give customers more choice and competitive prices. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast and Charter Communications will work together, forming something of a truce, as they advance into the wireless arena.

Under the agreement announced Monday, neither company will enter agreements with others as they attempt to create “common operating platforms.”

The companies have agreed to cooperate on technical standards development and harmonization; device forward and reverse logistics and emerging wireless technology platforms.

Comcast and Charter Communications Inc. said Monday that their partnership will give customers more choice and competitive prices.

Comcast Corp. said it will make Xfinity Mobile available to its customers in the coming weeks.

 

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