Google, the world’s biggest search engine, has long been looking to expand its global reach, but has faced significant resistance from local regulators in many countries.
This article reports on a proposed merger of Google’s British operation with a new company called Frontier Communications.
Read more about Google:UK-based Frontier Communications would merge with Google’s UK operations to form a new business, the Guardian reported.
The Guardian reported Frontier would acquire the company’s US-based operations and the UK-based operation, creating the first company to be part of a major telecommunications business in the UK.
Google’s global presence would be consolidated in the company, the article said.
Google had previously said it was looking for a “broadband infrastructure” to connect its own products and services to the world.
The news comes amid a rise in internet piracy in Britain, where internet providers are being asked to hand over data to Google and others on how often and how much customers accessed websites and apps.