Apple testing ‘millimeter wave’ 5G wireless technology

Apple is testing next-generation wireless technologies, often called “5G,” that could potentially radically increase the speed and bandwidth of an iPhone’s cellular connection.


An application for an experimental license to use new wireless technology, called millimeter wave, was signed on Tuesday by Apple and made public by the FCC.

Apple will test these technologies at two locations, according to the application: One in Milpitas, California, on Yosemite Drive, and one on Mariani Avenue that was originally Apple’s first headquarters, and is adjacent to its current headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop.

One of the biggest promises of “5G” or millimeter wave technology is that when it is ubiquitous, latency will go down, allowing devices to access more bandwidth more reliably than is currently possible with cellular networks.

source: Business Insider

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