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Will “Fi” Put Google on the Level of the Four Major Carriers?

Google “Fi” is a means by which your device will aggregate signals from more than one cell carrier, in addition to local Wi-Fi
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MOUNTAINVIEW, Calif. � We�ve covered�Google�s��Project FI� in a couple of previous articles in DRU, but a recent article goes in to detail a bit more, so I wanted to re-address it.

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Google �Fi� is a means by which your device will aggregate signals from more than one cell carrier, in addition to local Wi-Fi. �It�s designed to provide the user with the best call quality and fastest data speed by using the best signal �Fi� can find among the aggregate of the individual signals.�

Today Project Fi is available only on Google�s Nexus phones; it will not run on phones made from Android partners such as Samsung or LG, although �there�s no technical reason they couldn�t be included at some point in the future,� according to the same article. �Google recently expanded Project Fi (data only) for five tablets: �Google Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Apple�s iPads and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S are the first non-Google devices to be able to use the service.

With the coming of �5G� it will be common to experience 100 megabit per second speeds or higher, and carrier aggregation might be so common that you will never really know which one carriers is supplying the bandwidth. The article concludes �companies like Google and Comcast will be primary operators on par with the traditional operators.��

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