Financing and buildout to support Google Game changer!!
Google wants to test an experimental wireless network on its Mountain View, Calif., campus using spectrum leased by Clearwire. The details of the test are unclear, and the situation further deepens intrigue around the search giant's interest in wireless technology.
According to documents Google filed with the FCC, Google is seeking an experimental license for an "experimental radio service." The documents were first uncovered by wireless engineer Steven Crowley. The documents request a two-year trial period and note that Google is using spectrum that runs from 2524-2546 MHz and 2567-2625 MHz.
Sprint's $2.1B Financing Plans to Boost 2.5 GHz LTE Network
Sprint Corporation is all set to boost its 2.5 GHz network coverage. The company has sealed a $1.8 billion financing deal with three new vendors and has received another $300 million in credit from its existing Canadian financer. The company will use this money to buy 2.5 GHz network equipment.
The company’s three new vendor financing contracts include $800 million from Nokia Networks slated to mature in Jun 2021; $750 million from Samsung maturing in Dec 2022 and $250 million from Alcatel-Lucent scheduled to mature in Dec 2021. The company has also extended its prevailing association with credit agency, Export Development Canada, by $300 million.
Google received special FCC license to experiment with Clearwire Spectrum.
Google has resolved across bands and across carrier aggregation issues and will effectively merge Sprint and T-Mobile with their MVNO offering. DISH will piggyback onto this endeavor bringing Spectrum and Content that Sprint will host.