Google Wireless Service Could Put Pressure On Carriers
If Google really is getting into the wireless carrier game, it could help drive down prices and improve services from other players in the space.By Evan Thomas | January 22, 2015
Google is said to be preparing its own wireless carrier offerings.
The Information reported Wednesday on Google’s plans for "Nova," a branded service on Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks. Under the agreement, Google would offer its own voice and mobile data plans on network capacity it purchased wholesale from the other carriers.
The arrangement would make Google a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, or MVNO. It would pay those carriers for the use of their towers, rather than building any of its own infrastructure.