Amazon ready to launch in the telecom sector in the United States

Amazon would be a candidate for the takeover of a telecoms operator mobile us. According to Reuters, the us giant would look at the folder for the redemption of

Amazon ready to launch in the telecom sector in the United States

Amazon would be a candidate for the takeover of a telecoms operator mobile us. According to Reuters, the us giant would look at the folder for the redemption of Boost, the low-cost brand of Sprint. The entry of Amazon in the telecom sector would be a real thunderclap in the landscape. With its huge financial resources, the group of Jeff Bezos can reshuffle the cards in a market that is undergoing consolidation.

T-Mobile, the us subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, is buying out Sprint, a subsidiary of the japanese Softbank. The authority of the us competition shall submit this merger to the divestiture of Boost. It's a great opportunity for anyone who would like to get started on the juicy american market. Nonetheless, there remains many unknowns, and in particular the possibility would be for Amazon to obtain spectrum to build its own network, Boost being a virtual operator (MVNO) that is hosted for the moment by Sprint.

Amazon is not the only one of the Gafa dream of telecoms. Google makes regular raids in the area. In 2010, he launched into the optical fiber with Google Fiber, an operation that is turning into a fiasco commercial. It is also present in the field of submarine cables, including a binding 10 000 km between Los Angeles and the chilean capital of Santiago. Facebook and Microsoft offer Dunant, a cable that they co-finance, linking the east coast of the u.s. to France. Added to this are projects a little bit crazy, commeLoon Google, aimed to connect more remote areas to the Internet via stratospheric. Facebook has launched its "Telecom infra project" in 2016, without advanced real since.

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Updated Date: 01 June 2019, 00:00

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