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A “secret commercially valuable plan”: Google is planning to test a 6GHz network

What's New in Publishing 18 Aug 2020 07:05

With a 5G explosion on the horizon, Google has already set its sights on the 6GHz spectrum, which is expected to allow for faster and more reliable connections.

According to a batch of FCC filings spotted by Business Insider, the company has requested government approval to test next-generation 6GHz WiFi in dozens of cities.

Google wants to experiment with 6GHz spectrum to “produce technical information relevant to the utility of these frequencies for providing reliable broadband connections,” reports The Verge. The company also says it expects the experiments to take place over 24 months.

The thing to know about 6GHz is that it’s expected to allow for faster and more reliable connections — it can carry more bandwidth than the 2.4GHz or 5GHz connections you might already be familiar with, and there could be less wireless interference between devices as well.

Jay Peters, News Writer for The Verge

Earlier this year, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to open up a plot of spectrum in the 6GHz band for unlicensed use, opening up a lot more open airwaves routers can use to broadcast Wi-Fi signals. Soon after, the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, decided to make airwaves in the lower 6GHz band available for Wi-Fi services, to boost internet speeds.

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