To our surprise, the upcoming iPhone will operate on high-speed network connections that will change the digital world admirably. Yes, the iPhone maker Apple has officially got the FCC approval on Thursday, to begin its testing for the next-gen 5G wireless broadband technology. The 5G is already in the experiment with various companies today, and this is a remarkable breakthrough.
According to the report from DSLReport, FCC has approved the Apple’s application for an experimental license to test a wireless connection through the millimeter wave band with a throughput of up to 10 Gb/s, which was submitted a few months ago. However, the said wave band is prone to the line of sight issues in the metropolitan areas with dense constructions.
So, for experimenting this, Apple has been granted permission to conduct trials on the ultra high frequency at the range of 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands. Further, this millimeter wave tests are slated to take place between two fixed locations such as Cupertino, where it’s headquarter is situated and Milpitas, California.
Apple’s recent interest space and satellite exploration, is well known; and the 28GHz band is specifically devoted for Earth-to-space transmissions. Now the company’s acquisition of the 28GHz band perfectly coincides with its interests. Hence, we could definitely say that there might be better plans with the company, apart from enabling the iPhone for 5G technology.
Though Apple also has no issues in taking their own time for testing, it said to last no longer than a year. The firms such as Facebook, Google and some US cellular carrier like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are already busy in testing their next-generation wireless technology, which is expected to roll out in the next few years. And thus, the Cupertino giant has also joined the race.