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Google is Not a Service Provider

  • Publication Date:October 2010
  • Publisher:Mind Commerce
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:9

Google is Not a Service Provider

This report evaluates the prospect of Google potentially becoming a "service provider" or otherwise operating in the physical layer of telecommunications.

This report also analyzes potential smart moves involving Google and/or its partners including IMS, VoIP with Google Voice, Video, and carrier agnostic platforms.

This publication is also part of the subscription service: Google Watch

Key Findings:

  • Google will not build a physical layer service provider business model
  • Google would be foolish to pursue any physical layer build out


  • Competitors to Google: Any company that either already has or is contemplating a competing line-of-business, application, product, service, etc.
  • Investor Community: Investment banks, private equity, venture capital, angel fund investors, and any other entity seeking to invest in any venture that is impacted (positively or negatively) by Google
  • Small Companies and Start-up's: Any small company or start-up that has a new idea or business that could be impacted (positively or negatively) by Google
  • Others: Google continues to expand in depth and breadth of product areas and influence throughout many industries including search, media, communications, content, telephony, applications, and more.  Google Watch provides a competitive advantage and insights for subscribers.
  • Comprehensive Analysis: People interested in Google Update will also be interested in Google Watch

Introduction "It's the physical layer..."     

Google Smart Move #1: IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Supports Any Application, Any Network      

  • Google Smart Move #1.1: VoIP on Google Voice       
  • Google Smart Move #1.2: Video   

Smart Move #2: Carrier Agnostic Platforms·       


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