Google confirms plan to bid US wireless spectrum

Internet giant Google has confirmed that it is bidding for wireless spectrum in the US, with the Associated Press reporting about it.

If Google wins the bid, it may become a wireless service provider.

Vindu Goel analyzed Google’s latest venture and said:

If Google wins, it will find itself dealing with the messy details of owning and operating a cellular-phone network. It means negotiating to put up towers, investing billions in new equipment, setting up a marketing and billing and support operation.

It’s such a tough, expensive job that many observers think Google will either jointly bid with an experienced telecom company or outsource the new network to one if it wins.

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