Reports of a Google MVNO have been circulating for a few months now and today, The Telegraph reports that one of Google’s goals with its wireless network is to offer free international roaming. This report says that Google is in talks with Hong Kong-based Huchison Whampoa.
Hutchison Whampoa already allows its customers to roam in the United States and other countries at no additional cost, so a partnership with Google makes sense. Hutchison Whampoa operates networks in Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Ireland, and if its acquisition of O2 goes through, the UK.
In an interview, Google SVP Sundar Pichai recently stated that the company is in fact working on an MVNO that will launch in the coming months. A report recently claimed that the network would only be compatible with the Nexus 6 at launch.