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Google unveils plan to offer wireless services in the US

Wireless service could enable Google to gain more mobile-device users to help sell mobile ads

Bloomberg  |  New York/San Francisco 

Google Inc unveiled plans to offer US mobile-phone service and said it will launch solar-powered planes to provide wireless internet service in the world's unconnected areas in the next few months. "We're working hard to create a backbone to provide connectivity," Senior Vice-President Sundar Pichai said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Building on the success of its Android operating system, selling its own wireless service could enable Google to add mobile-device subscribers and make it easier to serve those users ads via smartphones and ...

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First Published: Tue, March 03 2015. 00:15 IST