There’s something happening in Mountain View, California, and it has the big four cell phone carriers on their heels. The rumors are buzzing that Google is in “secret” talks with companies like Dish to launch its very own wireless voice network. This is bad news for the likes of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, because Google has the ability to outshine and out-do just about any other company out there.
According to FCC filings, Google is planning on starting initially with 50 base stations, or cell towers. Attached to the network will be about 200 wireless devices to start, which will most likely be Google powered Android smart phones. It’s unknown what the larger picture plans are for a Google telephone network, but competitors and innovative product consumers should take note; Google doesn’t mess around when it comes to implementing new technology. Google Fiber is already launching in the mid-western United States and is expected to give current ISP’s a run for their money, once anti-monopoly suits are filed to release the death grip of their service areas. Continue reading on The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/23/3909700/google-secret-wireless-network-maybe-dish-partnership
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