Comcast looking for execs to lead 'mobile-first' product development

Comcast (NASDAQ: CHTR) has posted a help wanted ad, seeking executives to lead the development of new "mobile-first" products and services built around the MSO's burgeoning Wi-Fi infrastructure.

"Mobile is an important initiative for the [Comcast Strategic Development] group--we're developing new concepts to \"mobilize\" Comcast's core triple play business, and we're evaluating potential entries into the wireless ecosystem," reads the ad, which was first unearthed by The Donohue Report.

"These concepts will utilize Comcast's 22 million Internet subscriber relationships, 8 million Wi-Fi hotspots and pioneering X1 entertainment operating system to deliver new, magical mobile experiences," the job posting adds.

Comcast is seeking to fill the positions of executive director, product management and senior director, product management.

The ad doesn't disclose if the product development will be focused on a voice service. In January, Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) introduced a new Wi-Fi data and voice service called Freewheel, which allows the MSO's subscribers to utilize about 1 million Cablevision hotspots spread around New York and New Jersey.

Unlike Cablevision, however, Comcast has an MVNO agreement with a major wireless carrier, Verizon (NYSE: VZ).

For more:
- read this Comcast job posting
- read this DSL Reports story
- read this post from The Donohue Report

Related links:
Cablevision launches Freewheel Wi-Fi service, highlights data capabilities instead of voice
Former Comcast customer service guru Frank Eliason pens open letter to ex-employer
TWC's Marcus on Cablevision's Freewheel: 'I think it's pretty cool'

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