Google Casts a Wide Wireless Net
Google is casting a wide net when it comes to future wireless offerings.
A report from The Information stating that the search firm might become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the US has plenty speculating on Google’s wireless future. The report suggests that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) could hook up with Verizon Wireless to resell wireless services in its Google Fiber cities. (See Google Fiber Shifts Into High Gear.)
This, of course, throws up questions about how other major US carriers — AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), for instance — would react if Google used Verizon for an MVNO. Google has had huge success getting Android-powered mobile Internet devices on to the market by taking a largely open-source, carrier-neutral approach so far.