Google to strike MVNO deals with Sprint, T-Mobile
Google could launch a mobile phone service to US consumers as early as this year, according to technology site The Information.
Google is expected to reach deals to buy wholesale access to Sprint and T-Mobile’s voice and data networks, making it a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), reported the news website.
A deal would enable Google to leverage its Android mobile devices and potentially create a major player in the US market.
If successful, Google will join other companies such as Ting, Tracfone and Republic Wireless which are already operating as MVNOs.
Representatives for Google, Sprint and T-Mobile have declined to comment.