The wireless industry may be about to heat up if new information from Bloomberg pans out. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is reportedly planning to launch a mobile virtual network (MVNO) on Verizon Communications' (NYSE:VZ) spectrum.

In 2012, Verzion purchased spectrum from cable providers but agreed to let them resell some of its airwaves later on. Comcast appears to be ready to do just that, and it could launch its own cellphone service later next year. The company would likely rely heavily on its system of Wi-Fi hotspots and home Wi-Fi connections, and fill in any gaps with Verizon's spectrum.

Click on the slideshow below to find out more about Comcast's plans, and how they could impact the wireless telecom industry.


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