AT&T: Not worried about Google Wireless

According to an interview GigaOM had with AT&T Mobility chief Ralph de la Vega, AT&T is not worried about the prospect of Google as a carrier should it win spectrum in the upcoming 700 MHz auction.

"Running a wireless network is a capital-intensive business," de la Vega said. "It's not a business for the faint of heart." AT&T has looked at Google's potential entry from many angles and decided it's entry is "not out of the realm of possibility," but would mark a departure from Google's current business model.

AT&T is already equipped with the spectrum and assets it needs de la Vega indicated: "We have made an investment in Aloha and will play in the 700 MHz market. We want to have a network with global standards."

For the full interview:
- read this write-up over at GigaOM

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