MWC – Google to launch an MVNO

Tesco Mobile? giffgaff? How about switching your mobile to Google as a provider?

It’s another step into your life for the company, who last night announced here at Mobile World Congress that they would be launching an MVNO in the USA. It’ll be arriving in the “coming months” and will let you cross from GSM to WiFi seamlessly.

MWC   Google to launch an MVNO

Google’s SVP of products, Sundar Pichai, stated that they don’t want to compete directly with parent networks, but will “demonstrate what’s possible”..

[blockquote]The core of Android and everything we do is to take an ecosystem approach and (a network would have) the same attributes. We have always tried to push the boundary with the innovations in hardware and software.

We want to experiment along those lines. We don’t intend to be a network operator at scale. We are actually working with carrier partners. Will announce something in the coming months.

Insiders call this “Project Nova” and, although details are still a little thin on the ground, it’s expected to include auto-redialling for dropped calls and will be part of the ultimate goal – to get internet connections to those without internet connectivity.

We are creating a backbone so we can provide connectivity. We will be working with carriers around the world so they can provide services over our backbone. We want to focus on projects which serve billions of users at scale and which make a big difference in their every day lives.

Sprint and T-Mobile, according to leaks, have already signed into the Google project.

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