Google Buys Seattle Wireless Startup Launched By Clearwire Folk
Google this week quietly acquired Seattle-based wireless company Alpental Technologies
, which was started by ex-Clearwire technologists Pete Gelbman and Mike Hart. While there has long been rumors of Google entering the wireless sector, Google's more interested these days in focusing on broadband delivery to places where wireless carriers often aren't (that's what Google Loon
, which delivers LTE via broadband, is all about). Alpental appears to have been working on a next-generation wireless solution using the 60GHz band
as a short range fiber supplementation technology.