The Cupertino giant wants to test the technology, despite known issues regarding transmission range.
After 4G LTE has started gaining wider acceptance, tech giants have been in the process to test the next generation 5G network. We heard of Nokia previously joining the 5G bandwagon and now Apple is another entrant to the party.
According to reports from BusinessInsider, Apple has put an experimental application to test 5G network in Cupertino, which has been disclosed by the FCC. The 5G network is known to be tested on the millimetre wave technology, which transmits data at a higher frequency and shorter wavelength 30GHz and 300GHz. The technology is capable of having reduced latency and increased data transmission capacity when compared to 4G LTE.
Apple’s application specifically mentions the 28 and 39GHz bands, which were approved by the FCC for commercial 5G applications. The 28GHz band is currently used in the earth to space transmissions, which could let Apple get help from people belonging to that field. The experiments will use technology manufactured by Rohde & Schwarz, A.H. Systems, and Analog Devices, as reported Business Insider.