More details have emerged on Google’s “Project Nova” – its plans to offer wireless service as an MVNO utilizing a combination of T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s networks, along with WiFi. According to a report by the Telegraph over the weekend, Google is in talks with at least one multi-national carrier with operations in over a dozen countries, in the hopes of offering no-cost international roaming as a feature for its customers.
According to the carrier, Google wants to partner with Three, which has operations in Europe (including the UK, Ireland, and Italy) and Hong Kong. If Google is successful, its future customers will be able to use mobile service in these areas as if they were at home.
T-Mobile already offers some free 2G-throttled data roaming, and cheap rates on international talk, but nothing like this – Google apparently wants to gives its customers unthrottled access. This makes Google much more ambitious than T-Mobile, but this also means that customers will likely be more limited on where they can use this service than T-Mobile’s customers currently are.
What do you think of this news?[Telegraph]