Google loses bid for 3G...

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  1. Edwardz macrumors regular

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    That's upsetting. Google would do a more adequate job.
     
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Google was crazy to go that route. Even they couldn't expect to start a wireless phone service from the ground up and then throw a phone on it. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint control pretty much all of that here. Better for Google to develop their phone just like Apple did and hitch on to one of those carriers. There is a TON of infrastructure in telecom for anybody to do a startup. Those 4 companies I just mentioned have HUGE coverage gaps across the nation.
     
  3. emotion macrumors 68040

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    I suspect there's an element of Google talking this one up so potential competitors pay more. I didn't think Google stood a chance.
     
  4. martin1000 macrumors regular

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    Why do I feel that if Google really wanted it, they would have been willing to pay much more. They've got huge cash reserves.
     
  5. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Do they really want to commit to that kind of undertaking though? There's a whole lot of infrastructure on top of the license.
     
  6. email68 macrumors regular

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    Google just put their bid in so they could alter the rules a little bit.

    They wanted to make the 'C' band of frequencies open access to those channels.

    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9899829-7.html?tag=cd.blog
     
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  8. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    You don't really lose if you're not out to win something in this sense. It had a goal, but that was to meet a threshold of the bidding, not getting a slice of the airwave pie.
     
  9. TEG macrumors 604

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    This has nothing to do with 3G. It is just for the area of the UHF spectrum being vacated by the ability to broadcast TV is more compressed frequencies with less overlap by using digital technology. Many companies were bidding for different uses, many are thinking of using it for 4G or other internet services.

    TEG
     
  10. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    google wasn't in it to win, they were only trying to ensure that it would be open access.
     

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