Google Is Trying To Test A Secret 6GHz Network In 17 Different States, said by the batch of FCC filings spotted by Business insider. According to Wikipedia, Google is an American multinational technology company that deals in internet-related services and products. Such products include a search engine, online ads technology, cloud computing, software and hardware. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in Sept 1998.
The rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, services, acquisition, and partnership. It provides services designed for work and productivity email, scheduling and time management, cloud storage, instant messaging, video chat, language translation and more. The company is leading the development of the Android mobile operating system, the google chrome web browser, and Chrome OS.
It was said that the company wants to secretly test a 6GHz network in some states. The section will explain more about it. Read to the end for the full details.
Google Is Trying To Test A Secret 6GHz Network In 17 Different States
According to The Verge, Google wants to experiment with 6GHz spectrum to produce technical information relevant to the utility of these frequencies for providing reliable broadband connections. The company also disclosed that it expects the experiments to take place over 24 months. And has asked permission to do the tests in 26 cities and towns across 17 states. The states include New York, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, Nevada, Florida, Iowa, Oklahoma, California, Virginia, Nebraska, Oregon, Illinois and Utah.
Furthermore, “there’s not a lot we can tell from these documents- and there are lots of possibilities for what Google might want with that 6GHz spectrum. The providing reliable broadband connections’ language could suggest that Google wants to experiment with some kind of human internet service- perhaps a potential future offering under the Google Fiber Webpass banner.
But Google could have other uses for the 6GHz network. It’s of recent that the FCC approve a plot of unlicensed 6GHz spectrum and any number of things could take advantage of that. Thus, Wi-Fi 6E routers might run at 6GHz, as could vehicle-to-vehicle communication, and the latest 5G spec suggest unlicensed 6GHz spectrum could even be used for 5G cellular networks.
The 6GHz is expected to allow for a more reliable and faster connection. The connection that can carry more bandwidth than the 5GHz or 2.4GHz connections, and there could be less wireless interference between devices as well. However, just the way 5GHz provides a shorter range than that of 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, 6GHz is likely to have a shorter range network.
About The 6GHz Network
According to Medium
A massive new allocation of unlicensed radio spectrum will be available for Wi-Fi. It will provide a faster wireless network with better security. The FCC made an order to allow a large range of the spectrum, about 1,200 MHz in the 5.925 GHz to 7.125GHz (6GHz) band, for unlicensed use.
The news of the additional spectrum provides a significant boost for Wi-Fi based innovation, which includes virtual reality, augmented reality, IoT, and low latency applications. In as much as most mobile data traffic is carried on Wi-Fi today, there is only 80MHz of spectrum in the 2.4GHz band and 580MHz in the 5GHz band, a total of 660 MHz for unlicensed Wi-Fi purposes.