Apple is testing 5G Network Technology for next-generation iPhones and iPads
which radically increases the internet on cellular connection.
license to use a new wireless technology called millimeter wave was signed
by Apple and made public by the FCC.
“Apple Inc. seeks to assess
cellular link performance in direct path and multipath environments between
base station transmitters and receivers using this
spectrum,” according to the application.
Apple intends to transmit from two fixed
points located at Apple-controlled facilities in Cupertino and Milpitas, CA.
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 beamwidth of 20 degrees in the E-plane and H-plane
and a downtilt between 20 – 25 degrees. Apple anticipates that it will conduct
its experiments for a period not to exceed 12 months.
and AT&T have committed to start rolling out their 5G networks later this
year whereas T-Mobile and Sprint to have 5G netwroks by 2020.