Google Reportedly In Talks To Become A Wireless Carrier
Exactly one year ago, to date, we have found out that the late Steve Jobs, Apple’s long-time CEO, was considering a move to enter the service providing game; according to reports of the time Steve Jobs allegedly wanted Apple to become a carrier between 2005 and 2007. In a rather similar move, Google is now reportedly thinking of becoming a competitor to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile.
According to the Wall Street Journal Google has just recently talked to satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. The newspaper is citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter who claim that Google aims to become Dish Network’s partner for a new wireless service. However, one of said sources also claimed that these talks were not at all advanced and could very well be sterile. Still, Dish has confirmed that the company is in talks with potential partners “who would like to be in the industry” about launching a cellular network using its own spectrum.
Source: The Wall Street Journal