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Google Is in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System: Bloomberg (bloomberg.com) 12

Google is in advanced talks to buy Nokia's airborne broadband system, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Google would use Nokia's system, the report claimed, to tap into new services and reach more users by offering in-flight high-speed internet. From the report: Nokia's technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, said the people. Talks are advanced and an agreement may be reached soon, the people said. A final decision hasn't been made and the companies could still decide against a deal, the people said. Nokia's LTE A2G cellular-based system creates a direct link between an aircraft and the ground instead of bouncing the signal off of a satellite, enabling in-cabin high-speed internet services using Wi-Fi, according to its website.

Google Is in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System: Bloomberg

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    They were the first love of nearly everyone here in Germany, and de facto the only phone brand people bought. And deserved too.

    We didn't even know about its networks division. We started to, when Microsoft brutally rapemurdered Nokia when they were at their weakest.

    Most people don't know how many smart and wonderful engineers worked at Nokia. But they should.

    So news like this make me happy, in this world of cancer and psychopaths herding morons and shit. Scratch that last part.

    (Please don't ruin it, comment

    • They were the first love of nearly everyone here in Germany, and de facto the only phone brand people bought. And deserved too.

      We didn't even know about its networks division. We started to, when Microsoft brutally rapemurdered Nokia when they were at their weakest.

      Most people don't know how many smart and wonderful engineers worked at Nokia. But they should.

      So news like this make me happy, in this world of cancer and psychopaths herding morons and shit. Scratch that last part.

      (Please don't ruin it, commenters.)

      Most likely, Google will ruin this and shut it down like most of their buyouts!

      • by Anonymous Coward

        Nokia developers will just gather and make something new. Like the last time. Itâ(TM)s in their genes. Ever since they started making something else besides tires.

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