Google is going to help carriers build better networks
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Google announced this week that its partnering with mobile carriers by providing new software platforms to help them build out their cellular networks. Its a move that makes a lot of sense: after all, Google builds a lot of internet products, so it probably knows a thing or two about building a good network.
India’s Bharti Airtel and South Korea’s SK Telecom are the first two carriers to sign up to use Googles new network platform. Google claims that its platform will allow carriers to more easily roll out new features, reduce costs, and adapt to new services and traffic patterns, all of which sound like good things for a cellular provider.
Its unclear whether Google is charging for the service or not, but the company has its own…