Web and search giant Google, is planning to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the United States.
This was revealed by technology site The Information, citing three people familiar with the matter.
The tech giant is expected to sign wholesale deals with Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US, the country’s third and fourth largest mobile operators by subscribers, respectively.
The MVNO project, which has been code-named ‘Nova’, is reportedly being overseen by long-time Google executive Nick Fox.
According to news sources, Commercial offerings could be introduced as early as this year.
The service will initially be available in markets where the company already offers 1Gbps Google Fiber broadband connections, namely Kansas City, Provo, and Utah.
The sign-up process got underway in Austin, Texas last month.
Previously scheduled launches—including one in October 2014—have been delayed.