Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,590 Reviews & Articles | 67,036 News Posts

Google looking to acquire wireless spectrum, asks FCC for approval

Google has requested spectrum from the FCC for testing purposes

By Trace Hagan on Jan 24, 2013 03:02 pm CST - 0 mins, 45 secs reading time

Google, according to CNET, is looking to acquire wireless spectrum. Before you get all excited about a Google wireless carrier or Google wireless broadband, you should know that Google is reportedly not after the spectrum for a new service. Instead, they are looking to acquire the spectrum to conduct testing.

Google looking to acquire wireless spectrum, asks FCC for approval | TweakTown.com

An application by Google was filed last week and asks permission to test frequencies in the 2524 to 2546 MHz range and the 2567 to 2625MHz range. Clearwire currently uses these spectrum ranges for its 4G WiMax wireless broadband service. Google had previously owned a stake in the company up until last year.

One of CNET's sources has said that Google is only interested in using the spectrum for testing and nothing else. Google has declined to comment on the request. If Google were to create a wireless broadband company or wireless carrier service, would you be inclined to switch? What would it take?

Trace Hagan

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Trace Hagan

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

NEWS SOURCE:news.cnet.com

Related Tags