Alphabet’s director and U.S. satellite TV giant Dish Network are in talks to create a fourth U.S. telecom player, according to The New York Post.
The publication reports that Google’s parent company is in the middle of talks to create a new wireless carrier, despite the struggles Sprint and T-Mobile are experiencing attempting to complete their $26-billion USD (about $34 billion CAD) merger.
“There is no question they are talking,” a source said with respect to the Alphabet/Dish talks.
A Google spokesperson said that “these claims are simply false.”
“Google is not having any conversations with Dish about creating a wireless network,” the spokesperson said.
The source, however, said that even though talks are happening, they could fall apart at any time.
Dish declined to comment.
Source: The New York Post
Shruti Shekar is a telecom and tech reporter for MobileSyrup. She was formerly a political reporter at The Hill Times based in Ottawa and prior to that was a communications officer for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. She loves reading, the Raptors, and all the alcohol.