Google Mobile Network in Spain…
Well kind of… Google has started operating as an MVNO in Spain. They are not operating in a commercial capacity though, just for testing purposes at the moment so that their employees can test the different Google features on their Nexus S handsets, such as Google Voice.
A MVNO or mobile virtual network operator is a service provider that buys data and voice capacity from an already established network. Like in South Africa we’ve got Virgin Mobile and Redbull Mobile that are examples of a MVNO. CellC sells network space to Virgin Mobile and Redbull mobile.
Other mobile network operators should be afraid given the amount of money that Google can just throw around. It wouldn’t be difficult to setup shop and start their own network without having to buy capacity from other networks.
They have a recipe for success, having Motorola’s patents, the leading mobile OS and just being Google.
We can expect big things to develop from this so keep watching this space.
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