Google has asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to conduct tests on apparently well, something. But it is a new wireless service that some have hoped it would be, CNET has just learned.
Steven Crowley, a wireless engineer, discovered the application, which was filed by Google last week. The question asks for permission to test the full range of frequencies 2524-2546 MHz and 2567-2625 MHz According to Crowley, the fields are reserved for broadband services Training and Broadband Radio Service. But here’s the catch: Clearwire, a company that Google had owned a slice until last year, uses intervals for mobile broadband.
Predictably, that has prompted speculation over whether Google is testing its own wireless network. The company currently offers free Wi-Fi in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City and was the tip immersion in water service Google Fiber in Kansas City.
Google, however, has not provided any details on its plans in the petition the FCC. The report is heavily edited and only includes an exhibition outlining where base stations will be put to test the service at its headquarters in Mountain View.
Given the relative inability of factual information, some circumstantial evidence is being processed to guess the plans of Google. The deposit, for example, has been authorized by the Vice President of Access Services Milo Medin Google. The unit of access Google runs the fiber and wireless initiatives.
However, the range of the spectrum in question when it does not work natively with all consumer devices, due to previous regulations put in place by the FCC and due to his own use Clearwire spectrum. In addition, a source familiar with the plans of Google, told CNET that the evidence is just that. The source added that the search giant has no plans at this time to provide a consumer, when confronted with the specter service.
So, what is Google to this test? At this point, according to the source, there is nothing that consumers end up using and is in line with the position of “access services regularly testing of wireless technologies.