Google is, nowadays, a software services company. It began as an Internet search engine, but has been growing very fast due to its numerous services: GMail, Maps, Drive, etc.., Characterized primarily by cloud integration. Android helped to expand even more, becoming a Google ecosystem essential for day to day and the only thing missing from the Mountain View giant to close the circle is to become a“carrier” i.e a network provider for their own clients and services .
Since its pilot tried with optical fiber in Kansas and was one of the most widespread rumors of last year. Now the Wall Street Journal recovers to everyone’s surprise, shortly after Google announced its new Nexus subsidized by himself and extension of Google Music.
The news comes from a newspaper interview by Charlie Ergen, chairman of Dish. He is a provider of satellite network that provides services to phone companies. Apparently Ergen declined to specific statements, but confirmed they were in talks with various companies interested in entering the sector.
Obviously, although this information were real, negotiations are very green and if it were true that the two companies negotiate should not necessarily assume the landing of Google as telephone operator.
What is clear is that Google has worked hard with its own fiber optic network, expected to spread throughout the country, and although the U.S. market for mobile telephony is already well distributed,operators may have to start worrying . Dish’s interest is also high, as expected now permission to use their infrastructure in a mobile service to complement its satellite TV.
Source: The Wall Street Journal