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Tech & Science Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System

08:38  11 april  2018
08:38  11 april  2018 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Nokia ’ s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. Talks are advanced and an agreement may be reached soon, the people said .

Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia ' s In-Flight Broadband . Nokia ’ s LTE A2G cellular-based system also creates a direct link between an aircraft and the ground instead of just bouncing the signal off of a satellite, enabling in-cabin high-speed internet services using Wi-Fi, according to its website.

  Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System © Tony Avelar/Bloomberg Google is in talks to acquire Nokia Oyj’s airplane broadband business as the Alphabet Inc. unit seeks to tap into new services and reach more users by offering in-flight high-speed internet, people familiar with the matter said.

Nokia’s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. Talks are advanced and an agreement may be reached soon, the people said.

A final decision hasn’t been made and the companies could still decide against a deal, the people said. Representatives for Alphabet and Nokia declined to comment.

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Google Is in Talks to Buy Nokia ' s Airborne Broadband System - finance.yahoo.com. Nokia ’ s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. Nobody can say for sure.

Google Is in Talks to Buy Nokia ' s Airborne Broadband System - finance.yahoo.com. Nokia ’ s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private.

Nokia’s LTE A2G cellular-based system creates a direct link between an aircraft and the ground instead of bouncing the signal off of a satellite, enabling in-cabin high-speed internet services using Wi-Fi, according to its website.

Onboard internet has been a consumer pain point for years, with spotty service and weak bandwidth. Yet travelers often pay handsomely for any connectivity on flights. That’s a business opportunity and also a chance for Google to expand its services. The move could create a wealthy new competitor to Gogo Inc., an existing provider of in-flight internet service.

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While Nokia has been developing its in-flight internet technology, the project is a lesser priority than its work on 5G telecom equipment.

Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System

  Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System Google is in talks to acquire Nokia Oyj’s airplane broadband business as the Alphabet Inc. unit seeks to tap into new services and reach more users by offering in-flight high-speed internet, people familiar with the matter said. Nokia’s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. Talks are advanced and an agreement may be reached soon, the people said. define("homepageFinanceIndices", ["c.

Google Is in Talks to Buy Nokia ' s Airborne Broadband System - www.bloomberg.com. Alphabet Inc's Google is in talks to buy Nokia Oyj's airplane broadband business, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday Nokia ’ s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on

Google (GOOGL + 1 .7%) is in talks to buy Nokia ’ s (NOK +2. 1 %) airborne broadband system , according to Bloomberg. More information when/if it becomes available. Update: Bloomberg sources say Google wants to acquire the broadband business to offer new services to more users by offering

Google’s communications group is exploring ways to spread mobile connectivity as strong internet service is crucial to its search engine, YouTube video service and the ads that generate almost 90 percent of the company’s revenue. The business, part of a long-term effort to share wireless spectrum in new ways, oversees existing offerings like the Project Fi wireless business, the Google Voice calling service and a large Wi-Fi network in Starbucks coffee shops.


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