Apple company is already planning to test new advancement in the world of wireless Internet 5G. Apple has reportedly filed an application in USFCC to test the next generation of wireless technology, termed as millimeter wave.
Testing the 5G wireless technology at two locations, one in Milpitas, California, on Yosemite Drive, and the other one on Mariana Avenue adjacent to its headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop.
The application submitted by apple to FCC wrote “These transmissions will be consistent with the parameters
And equipment identified in Apple’s accompanying Form 442, and will include the use of a horn antenna with a half-power beam width of 20 degrees in the E-plane and H-plane and a down tilt between 20 – 25 degrees”.
Millimeter wave bands provide higher bandwidth and throughput up to 10 GB/s, but are limited by line of sight issues that cause problems in dense urban areas.
Specifically mentioned the 28GHz and 39GHz bands, which were approved by FCC last year for commercial use for 5G applications.
Apple’s experiments will use the technology manufactured by Rohde & Schwarz, A.H. Systems, and Analog Devices.
Apple unlikely to introduce 5G support in any of its devices that will be launched this year and there is no more testing time available for testing 5G wireless technology.
The application notes that the testing will not exceed 12 months.
It’s not entirely clear why Apple is planning to test millimeter wave performance or the purpose behind the testing. Cellular carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile are currently testing 5G networks in preparation to deploy the next-generation technology in the coming years.