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Google shakes up telecom by expanding into wireless

Google shakes up telecom by expanding into wireless

Google plans to offer its own U.S. cellular network service in a bid to improve connectivity on mobile phones. Sundar Pichai made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona.google-building-441

Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of products, framed the new service as an experiment. He said Google is working with wireless companies to offer the service which will be announced in “the coming months.” “I think we are at a stage where it is important to think about hardware, software and connectability together,” Pichai said.

Pichai insisted that the “project” was not a threat to traditional telephone and Internet service providers. “We don’t intend to be a network operator at scale,” he said. “Our goal here is to drive a set of innovations which we think the ecosystem should evolve and hopefully will get traction.” Google has reportedly held talks with the two smallest U.S. wireless carriers, Sprint and T-Mobile.

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