April 10, 2018 / 8:37 PM / 13 days ago

Google in talks to buy Nokia's airplane broadband business - Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is in talks to buy Nokia Oyj's airplane broadband business, Bloomberg reported here on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Nokia’s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, the report said, adding that talks were advanced and a deal could be reached soon.

A final decision, however, had not been made and the companies could still decide against a deal, Bloomberg said.

Google did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment, while a Nokia spokesman declined to comment.

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar

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