Craig Barratt, the senior vice president of Google Inc. has a big role in helping the internet giant to fulfill its vision to move into the cellphone service. In 2010, when Mr. Barratt was the chief executive or Atheros Communication Inc. descried a megatrend of mobile devices that can connect to the internet in several ways and he also mentioned the important of local Wifi access.
Now Mr. Barratt is concentrating to extending the internet access of Google via satellites, drones and fiber optics. That means, they are working hard to deliver Google’s services including Google search to a lot a people with fewer limitations from wireless and broadband providers. For this job, he needs to connect with lobby regulators, disparate projects, and is going skillfully with rivals and partners.
Google’s plan of cellphone service, for which the service on the networks of T-Mobile and Sprint will be re-sold by Google, is now managing by the android team. But Mr. Barratt has a crucial role on it to make this service profitable and competitive at the same time. Many people who are familiar with this strategy, according to them Google is hoping to rely on Local Wi-fi more and less on T-Mobile and Sprint networks.
Mr. Craig Barratt holds a Ph.D. degree from Stanford University and he is known to write computer programs on cars and subway trains. He worked 8 years as CEO of Atheros and at that time he wrote his open-source software named BackUp PC for storing data. In 1990s he worked with Martin Cooper who is the cellphone pioneer.
Mr. Cooper said that the people in Google have to work hard to make their vision work and he also said that the people who focused on this, Craig Barratt is most effective of all.