16 thoughts on “GoogleNET Going Global”

  1. Once Google has all this bandwidth, will their web services put just about everyone else out of business? For example, will Google replace investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley? Will Google buy News Corp from Rupert Murdoch and own the Wall St. Journal? Will Google buy Walt Disney (and all its assets) and just turn Disney into a giant YouTube? Google is already starting to look scary as if they truly could rule the world (and make Microsoft’s once monopoly look like child’s play). What would Larry Lessig say?

  2. I think at some point in this ambitious growth Google will start realizing that it needs to operate like a collection of small entities – with responsibilities and ownership equitably shared. And what will remain Google about these small entities are shared resources, best practices and above all a set of guiding principles. Dee Hock did this with Visa. What would be even better is the synergies between Google.org with Google.com. I’d love to see within my lifetime (I’m 35) Google becoming a word that simply refers to a certain way of organizing economic and social activities such that there is no evil on the economics side and unlimited good on the social side. What else is there to dream about when you are already in the top ten list of billionaires?

  3. A wireless network is feasible given this development. Backhaul and backbone would be available to just build on top. Why not be a telephone operator with all this infrastructure.

  4. Why not be a telco indeed.. with the Google Mobile OS on the way, and with Google’s connections to the iPhone.. why not use the infrastructure and offer large enterprises full VOIP over Google infrastructure.

    Google Phone, running a Google OS, powered by Google services running over a Google infrastructure for a subscriber like service.

    Consumer skew gives Google another outlet for it’s advertising money machine, Enterprise outlet gives a high-revenue entrenched business.. and is yet another kick to the already tender regions of Microsoft’s flailing Live platform..

  5. The French, too, are said to be planning a transpacific route, as reported by CommsDay, which is the same publication that leaked the Google story. Hm..

    This leaves room for further speculation about the original two speculations, since the carriers that are said to be partnering with Google haven’t been identified (rumored?) yet, either.

    In any event, I posted this story last month to another forum, along with a curious tidbit concerning Bangladesh’s submarine “miscreant” woes:

    8/28/2007 | Submarine Cables:

    [1] France in the Pacific

    [2] Bangladesh’s “Miscreant” Woes



  6. I would like to see some forward-thinking initiative with some muscle behind it, working on true wireless networking. Backhaul is currently the foundation of wireless communication, but need it be? The expense of it is astronomical and ultimately will require too many resources to maintain. I believe much of the current ‘forward thinking’ is actually backward thinking with concepts mired in an outlook dating back to the telegraph. The FCC and its overseas counterparts are smothering innovation by treating ‘radio’ spectrum as a scarce resource. In fact it is a vastly underused resource with deliberately created ‘scarcity.’ Let the mighty brains of Google chew on that: ultimately it would be a more efficient allocation of resources to go truly wireless.

  7. Google is the new Bell System.


    From servers to switches to optical transport gear, a great new network is taking shape. I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point, bits from a google server through their proprietary switches to other google data centers and servers aren’t even standard TCP/IP anymore… GCP/IP anyone?

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