Google to Start its Own MVNO Service

Google is about to start its own Mobile Virtual Network Operations, partnering with T-Mobile and Sprint as the actual network providers
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.�Google is about to start its own Mobile Virtual Network Operations, partnering with T-Mobile and Sprint as the actual network providers.

In addition to the mobile networks, though, Google also plans to use available Wi-Fi connectivity as much as possible. Software that facilitates the transitioning is giving carriers the opportunity to maintain a good user experience even when the cellular network is highly congested, according toRcrwireless.com.� Switching users between wi-fi and LTE is complex, and so is moving voice calls from Sprint�s CDMA network to T-Mobile US� GSM network.

Providers of network hardware and software have been eyeing Google�s MVNO plans for some time, particularly as it relates to the potential for more voice-over-Wi-Fi.� �The voice-over-Wi-Fi movement is happening right now,� saidInterop TechnologiesCEO John Dwyer. �With the recent launches in the U.S. from T-Mobile, Sprint, Cablevision and Google, wi-fi calling is more than a background feature; it is a key offering for operators.�

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