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Fi is Google’s own wireless network, officially launched last month. The company has partnered with US operators T-Mobile and Sprint, using their infrastructure to become an MVNO. Not only does Google provide the operating system (Android) and hardware (the Nexus 6), now the company will provide network connectivity as well. The service will leverage existing WiFi networks, and switch to the carrier networks only when Wi-Fi isn’t available. This approach to mobile communications is what some are calling ‘Wi-Fi First’.
AsiaInfo has two operator customers in Nepal and we have many of our own engineering staff based in the country, who were there when the earthquake hit, and who have stayed to help with the rescue effort.
Seeing the way in which AsiaInfo staff have pulled together to support our clients, Hello Nepal and Nepal Telecom, the local community and each other in the aftermath of the earthquake makes me proud to call myself CEO of AsiaInfo.