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Google mulls how wireless could complement its 1 Gbps fiber service

Google's telecom service ambitions are going to be a mix of both 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) data, video and now wireless service. According to multiple reports, Google is talking with Sprint and T-Mobile US to launch an MVNO service on their networks.

Reports: Google wants to become MVNO of Sprint, T-Mobile to spur lower prices and better networks

Google is in discussions with Sprint and T-Mobile US to launch an MVNO service on their networks aimed at getting wireless carriers to cut prices and improve their service, according to multiple reports.

Google teams with SpaceX for possible optical-laser powered wireless Internet service

Google has signed on to fund SpaceX, a startup from billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk that could use optical-laser technology to offer high-speed, satellite-based Internet service across the globe. Now, Google and SpaceX stand as a direct counter to a similar effort--OneWeb--that last week received funding from Qualcomm and billionaire Richard Branson.

Report: Softcard up for sale, Google, PayPal among those interested in buying

Google is interested in buying mobile payments company Softcard, according to multiple reports, in a deal that would bring Google into closer alignment with wireless carriers and that would consolidate the payments market just as Apple Pay is getting off the ground.

5G visions include drones, robots, high-altitude balloons

While providing comments on how the FCC should treat the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz, interested parties also shared their visions for 5G--everything from M2M to robots and drones.

Qualcomm teams with Branson on OneWeb satellite venture as SpaceX CEO pursues rival constellation

The race to launch a new constellation of satellites just got a little more real as two big endeavors emerged with famous backers last week, one involving wireless-technology pioneer Qualcomm and Richard Branson, and the other with SpaceX CEO and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk.

Google Glass developers concerned by end of production

Google faced a mix of praise and criticism from people who have invested time and money to test the company's Glass wearable device, after the search giant announced it is ending production of the units.

Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the fourth-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

Google to launch Project Ara modular smartphone pilot program in Puerto Rico in 2015

Google's modular smartphone effort, known as Project Ara, is inching closer to getting actual products in the hands of consumers, with a pilot launch in Puerto Rico scheduled for the second half of 2015.

Google network upgrades lead to Wi-Fi shutdown in East Palo Alto, Calif.

Another free Wi-Fi network is getting decommissioned, this time in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park, Calif., according to  Palo Alto Online.