Reuters is reporting something intriguing and inexplicable on his face: Amazon is interested in buying the Boost Mobile MVNO network from T-Mobile and Sprint, allegedly giving Amazon access to the T-Mobile wireless network for several years and even part of it T- The spectrum of Mobile.
Here are some background facts that make this so intriguing:
So how would Amazon buy Boost from T-Mobile, gain access to the T-Mobile network and possibly even a little spectrum? Perhaps if Amazon positioned itself as that possible fourth new wireless provider, setting itself up as the solution for everyone's misery.
Oh, we're SO deep in the speculation area right now.
I will agree with that Reuters here: "It was not immediately clear why the largest US online retailer would like to have the wireless network and spectrum."
But since we are already speculating, let's take a chance: Amazon is a giant delivery company for all kinds of goods and cloud services, and a company that increasingly focuses on dealing directly with its customers until retail entities such as Whole buys up Foods and creates shipping companies that compete with FedEx and UPS.
It is somewhat logical that it wants to have the last mile that connects Amazon's internet services with its users, especially if Amazon is pursuing services where the optimization of a wireless network is very important, such as a rumor cloud creation initiative. Although cloud gaming is not a sufficient reason in itself.
Two of the other internet giants, Google and Facebook, have followed their own internet delivery systems over the years. Why not Amazon, especially if it can get a good deal from two carriers that desperately want to merge?
And although Amazon is not necessary to make a wireless provider, it is worth noting that Amazon once had ambitions to sell phones as the ultimate human contact point for all its consumer services, and now it would not be the worst time to try phones again – an EU ruling at the end of last year makes it a lot easier for smartphone makers to sell Android devices without Google's buy-in, at least in Europe. A wireless network could perhaps give Amazon more influence in the US.
For the time being it is only & # 39; two sources that are familiar with the matter & # 39; Reuters that Amazon is interested. The rest is speculation.