Google says will not participate in 2016 US airwaves auction
Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves that can help the wireless industry improve coverage, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday.
Some industry watchers had expected Internet search giant Google to be a dark horse participant in the auction. In April last year, the company launched a new U.S. wireless service that switches between Wi- Fi and cellular networks hosted through Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc's networks.
Google last participated in a 2008 FCC auction but did not buy any airwaves. "Like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. That said, we have not filed to participate," the Google spokeswoman said.