Friday, January 23, 2015

Google Is the Last Thing the Wireless Carriers Need | Re/code

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"As if the wireless carrier industry wasn’t doing a good enough job of driving prices and its business into the ground — now Google may be here to speed up the process.

The Information reported this week that Google is expected to tap the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile to create a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) and essentially offer cell service under its own brand.

The two carriers might enjoy a short-term boost in revenue and traffic from the Internet giant, but they may also have let a brand new deep-pocketed competitor into the cutthroat business of stealing each others wireless customers."
Google Is the Last Thing the Wireless Carriers Need | Re/code
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