Google buys Alpental Technologies led by former Clearwire researchers

Google buys little-known tech startup Alpental Technologies, perhaps to get its hands-on 5G communications tech.

Published Fri, Jun 20 2014 10:03 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Google is always out to buy companies that have tech it wants. Sometimes it also wanted the people behind the company it is buying to add them to its own pool of talent. Google recently purchased a startup called Alpental Technologies and not much is known about the startup at this time.

Google buys Alpental Technologies led by former Clearwire researchers |

What we do know is that Alpental is led by some former researchers from Clearwire, Pete Gelbman and Mike Hart. Both of these people worked on wireless technologies for Clearwire.

Google isn't saying much about the merger and a representative issued a statement saying, "I can confirm that we're excited to welcome the Alpental team to Google, and that they joined a few weeks back, but we don't have any other details to share." Alpental was reportedly working on tech having to do with next-gen 5G connectivity.


Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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