Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Google SVP Sundar Pichai said that phones on its network will switch seamlessly between the cell towers and Wi-Fi connections. Google plans to use existing carriers' infrastructure for cellular side.
“We are creating a backbone so we can provide connectivity,” said Pichai. “We will be working with carriers around the world so they can provide services over our backbone.”
In January, reports claimed that Google had already signed deals with T-Mobile and Sprint to be a wireless carrier.
Pichai wouldn't provide more details at this time; however, the service is rumored to be launching this year.
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