Google’s wireless gambit

The care and feeding of femtocells requires a heaping helping of electromagnetic spectrum.    Not a new article at this point, but sheds some EM radiation on the whole Ubiquisys deal.

Google Eyes Joining in FCC Spectrum Auction

The usual telecom suspects like AT&T and Verizon will likely be attending the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) auction. But there are strong indications that search engine giant Google will also participate.

UPDATE: another good article…

Could Google kill the cell phone industry? | Tech news blog – CNET

With full leasing ownership of the 700MHz spectrum, Google will try to effectively cripple the cell phone industry. Before you scoff and say this is a bunch of garbage, consider this: Google will offer the $4.6 billion only if the government agrees to the terms above. And perhaps the most compelling of those terms is that Google is requesting “open devices” that will work on the “open networks.”

Published in: on July 23, 2007 at 2:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

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