Google talking to Equant?
Google is in talks with Equant, a provider of communications and data networking services, about a possible business relationship, according to a
There has been much speculation that Google is preparing to build a network, expand its network, or partner with a network provider to offer either hosted applications, much like Gmail is now, or to push into the voice-over-Internet Protocol area beyond its voice-enabled Google Talk instant messenger application. The company has reportedly expressed interest in unused fiber optic and has invested in a company that offers broadband-over-power-line as well as wireless. If the company's mission is to make all the world's information accessible and searchable, then it kind of makes sense that they would be interested in the distribution and access part of that equation.