Google Quietly Testing It’s Own Mobile Network In Europe?!
Google it seems cares alot about its employees. The company cares so much that when Google workers travel abroad the company wanted to make sure that they would always have cell coverage. Well when you are a company like Google what do you do? Why buy your own network capacity and SIM cards to give your people when they go to Europe. It seems Google is set up as MVNO ( mobile virtual network operator) in Spain. What does this mean? Google has bought air time and data coverage on local cellular providers such as Vodaphone and Orange, made their own SIM cards( tell me that isn’t a great SIM card design!) and handed them out to employees for use in the Nexus S. Rumors of Google starting its own cellular company have been around as long as Android and with Google bringing about services such as Google Voice the move would only make sense.
Now lets step back and look at this, Google buys Motorola Mobility and is testing SIM cards and networks very quietly over in Europe. Could something big be in the making here? What do you guys think? If Google came out with its own network would that be something that you would support? The argument could be made that Google is just trying to save some money for its employees but it sure seems likely that this is testing on a small-scale for Google to step into the ring with the major carriers!
JKeene, AndroREV Writer
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