Google UK mobile?
September 25, 2007
Google is considering a move into the UK wireless market after media regulator Ofcom proposed taking ing back more than a third of the mobile phone spectrum that Vodafone and O2 have been using to auction it for new entrants.
Google is already planning to bid more than $4.6bn (E3.2bn) on spectrum in the US when it comes up for sale early next year and is rumoured to be working on its own mobile phone, nicknamed the Gphone, and a mobile payments service called GPay. Acquiring airwaves in Britain would allow Google to launch its own fully fledged mobile phone service or push for the sort of open standards-based wireless broadband network it is proposing in the US.