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Cable Technology Feature Article

March 22, 2011

O2 Secure Wireless Wins FCC Approval of COALS for Cable Services Certification

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

O2 Secure Wireless, a developer of wireless towers in the U.S., announced it received the approval for its Cable Operations and Licensing System (COALS) Application from the FCC.

COALS is the Media Bureau's Internet based system. COALS permits electronic filing of Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD) including Cable Operators forms with the FCC (News - Alert).

The commission allows filers to obtain COALS system log-ins, to submit cable community registrations, to make operator information changes, and to file annual signal leakage reports and aeronautical frequency notifications.

“We are pushing the momentum that is being made in attaining these approvals, our expansion into these underserved markets will allow us to become a major competitor in these territories and will contribute greatly to our overall penetration strategy,” said Val Kazia, president, Earthcom Service, which has been merged with O2 (News - Alert) Secure, in a statement.

The FCC approval is expected to offer a superior advantage to O2 Secure Wireless. The approval enables O2 Wireless to become a competitor with companies including Brighthouse Networks, Comcast and AT&T (News - Alert).

As the third content provider in the Pomona Park Florida town which will be serviced by the company’s network system from Palm Coast Florida area, O2 Wireless can gain market presence by offering better services.

O2 Secure Wireless will provide high speed 4G wireless services for a populated territory including the Pomona Park town. The territory has a market potential of 796 population. The company is pricing the 4G wireless packages with expected median revenue per client at $90 to $100 per month.

In July 2010, O2 Secure Wireless announced its merger with Earthcom Service, a company specializing in project management of site acquisition, zoning and permitting projects. The company also provides complete turnkey services for major project build outs to become the company's wholly owned subsidiary.  Both the companies will consequently trade together. 

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell