Google confirms “Project Fi” which will compete with current telcos and WiFi Hotspots in the United States. Google confirmed it less than a day after WSJ reported that this new service will help the company gain new ground within the mobile industry.
Project Fi will incorporate the cell networks already managed by telecoms Sprint and T-Mobile, Google said, but will also let users hop seamlessly from wireless internet networks while they’re on the go.
Project Fi seems to be a HetNet which automatically connects the user to WiFi or 4G LTE network of the partner networks. Google says that it will just charge USD 20 a month for this service and customers will be charged USD 10 for an additional 1GB of data consumed. Unused data will be rolled over for the next month.
In Singapore, a similar HetNet is in development with 4 Telcos (Singtel, Starhub, M1 and MyRepublic). A trial will begin in the 3rd Quarter 2015 at the Jurong Lake District. Customers will be able to seamlessly roam between their data plan and WiFi.