By Ernest Worthman —
Another interesting topic of 2015 is Google. Is there any doubt that Google is jockeying for position as a wireless carrier and an ISP? The year was full of news about that. They have been working on that for years but it seems that this year there was a good amount of news about Google fiber.
It seems that the metrics of uber-fast Internet, coupled with wide bandwidth and cost savings, have people sitting up and taking notice of Google’s fiber platform. There are a number of other things that Google caught eyes on in 2015. Things like the balloon scheme, Project Loon; the drone project, Titan: Project Wing; mobile service, Project Fi, and its latest secret project in the 28 GHz and 31 GHz bands, suspected of looking for playing space in the 5G arena. Google also just petitioned the FCC to run some trials on aircraft hovering at 25,000 feet as relay points for wireless communications.
Without a doubt, Google is charging ahead in arenas that are traditionally held by wireless players. No doubt they will be in this report at the end of 2016 as well.