Apple to begin testing 5G wireless technology2017-05-24 14:28 by Daniela
Tags: Apple, 5G
Apple is reportedly in the very early stages of preparing a 5G-capable iPhone. The company applied for a license to experiment with millimeter wave wireless technology, aka 5G, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The application listed the 28 and 39-gigahertz spectrum bands.
"Now that the Commission has established serviced rules for these bands, Apple Inc. seeks to assess cellular link performance in direct path and multipath environments between base station transmitters and receivers using this spectrum," the company said. "These assessments will provide engineering data relevant to the operation of devices on wireless carriers' future 5G networks."
The application allows Apple to test the new technology from two locations in California including one near its current 1 Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino and the other in nearby Milpitas, CA.
5G is the successor to 4G wireless connections, and could reportedly download an entire HD film in less than a second. While trials are already being conducted around the world, it is unlikely to be made widely available before 2020.
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