Google to launch own ‘virtual’ mobile phone network

Google is planning to launch its own mobile phone network, the software and search firm has confirmed, as it plots a major business shift that will see the company move into supplying broadband connections across the planetDetails of what Google insiders are calling “Project Nova” were unveiled by Sundar Pichai, recently promoted as second in command to co-founder Larry Page, at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. see:It’s official: Google says it wants to offer cellular service
A top Google exec has confirmed what many have been speculating for months: That the search giant wants to start offering wireless service.Google isn’t necessarily looking to become the next Verizon and AT&T, said Sundar Pichai, Google’s head of Android, at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But, according to various news reports, Pichai said we’ll begin to see more details trickle out in the next few months as Google announces partnerships with wireless carriers and other businesses. Analysts say Google is likely to partner with firms such as T-Mobile and Sprint rather than build its own network from scratch. Confirms Plans for Wireless Service
It’s official: Google wants to offer a wireless service, but not like just any other phone carrier.The company plans to team with existing carriers to sell services on their networks. But Sundar Pichai, a senior vice president of Google, says the company’s goal is to provide a proof of concept for a phone service that blends Wi-Fi and cellular networks together seamlessly.

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