Verizon Wireless has begun testing a phone-hotspot solution for its customers, according to a new report from Digitimes.
The tech giant is working with Spectrum, a company that provides the spectrum used to support mobile hotspots, on the system, the report said.
Spectrum has been testing the system on a handful of Verizon phones.
The company says the system could be rolled out as early as next month.
The system, which was tested on one phone, is not available for Verizon’s current devices, but Verizon said it will soon launch its own phones.
Verizon’s testing comes after Google announced it would make a bet on a smartphone-hubs service called Spectrum, based on its Google Now home assistant.
That service would allow users to access all of their Google apps, and would also let users see information from Google Maps and YouTube.
It’s unclear how many Verizon customers will be able to use the system.
Google Now on phones Google Now is a Google Now-like assistant that can be installed on phones and has been available on phones since 2013.
It lets users quickly see a list of nearby apps and also shows a list with Google Now’s current search suggestions.
Verizon has also worked on a similar phone-home assistant.
Verizon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.