FCC grants license to Apple for 5G wireless testing

Apple has been granted a license by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin testing 5G wireless networking technology, according to a new report by DSLReports. Apple filed an application with the FCC back in May for an experimental license, looking to set up two fixed locations in Cupertino and Milpitas, California. The FCC approval doesn’t appear to add anything significant to the original application, merely granting permission for Apple to begin testing the experimental millimeter wave technology at the designated locations, using the already FCC-approved 28 and 39 GHz bands. Details of Apple’s plans for the new technology remain somewhat unclear, particularly since the 5G standard remains incomplete at this time, however the company’s application states that the company is interested in collecting “engineering data relevant to the operation of devices on wireless carriers’ future 5G networks.”

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