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Google Nova mobile network planned

Google Nova mobile network planned

Google is looking to launch its own mobile network in the United States, according to a new report from The Information.

The search giant is said to be plotting a MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) service, piggy–backing off existing networks.

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Discussions with Sprint and T–Mobile, two of the US’s biggest carriers, are reported to be ongoing.

There’s no word on exactly when the service could launch, but it seems Google is keen to offer cheaper deals to users at some point in 2015, especially now Android powers the majority of smartphones across the globe.

The network, codenamed Nova, has been talked up previously. Reports last year claimed Google was working on such a service, only for the story to go cold.

Google attempted to acquire US bandwidth in 2007, ahead of the launch of its first Android phone, the T–Mobile G1.

Now, with Android secure as a world–leading platform, the company looks set to challenge the carriers who’ve helped sell million of devices using their software.


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