Google Files With FCC To Test 'Radio Station'
January 25, 2013 at 6:40 AM (PT)
Does GOOGLE want to get into radio? The company has filed a FCC form 442, an "application for new or modified radio station under part 5 of FCC rules - experimental radio service (other than broadcast)."
DIGITAL TRENDS reports the station would operate "in a two-mile radius surrounding its HQ in MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. The test network will run somewhere in the 2524MHz and 2625MHz spectrum, and is not only experimental in nature, but far from consumer-oriented. The spectrum being tested is inaccessible by almost all current consumer electronics, including iPHONES and ANDROID devices, meaning it will be years before you see gadgets use this."
So, don't expect "GOOGLE RADIO" to come from this.
However, DIGITAL TRENDS notes, "what's special about this band of spectrum is that it's very effective with high-density locations, which makes it very efficient for rolling out wireless access in big cities, and potentially even a successor to current wireless standards."