Funny how rumors start.
The ad invites applicants for a "Strategic Negotiator, Global Infrastructure" position that would involve negotiating facilities and communicationsforand in between data centers.
Here's the catch phrase in the job description thathas caused some folks to speculate about whether what's really being advertised is someone to oversee a Google VoIP initiative:
"Negotiation and purchasing of IP transit services in North America, Europe, Asia, and/or Latin America; negotiation of partnerships with Internet exchanges, regional peering providers, and paid peering arrangements with major carriers."
My take is that Google indeed has a need for "communications for and between (their) data centers." And an IP transit negotiated rate is a practical alternative, like it would be for any enterprise.
Read the ad again. It talks about "IP transit." Not VoIP.
Read the ad again. It talks about internal enterprise communications. Not a new phone company that would compete with the Vonages of the world.
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