Google has applied to test new wireless internet technology during upcoming NASCAR races
Google has dropped their fiber technology. They’ve gone wireless.
NASCAR is an extreme testing ground for high-speed wireless internet technology. Recently, Google submitted an application with the FCC to test this technology.
It states, “Google requests that the STA be granted for a period of 180 days. The STA is needed to test the transmission of broadband data from racecars to transportable/fixed base stations located at racetrack facilities in connection with four NASCAR automobile racing events.
What NASCAR events will Google be running tests? Michigan International Speedway (June 10-20, 2017 ), Bristol Motor Speedway (August 11-21, 2017), Darlington Raceway (August 26-September 5, 2017) and Richmond International Raceway (September 1-11, 2017).
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It’s assumed to be Google’s new wireless technology. It’s the new focus at the technology for the Mountain View, CA company.
However, it could be more interesting. Google is also deep into development of it’s self-driving car. They could possibly… be testing something to do with the self-driving car project.
The application offered little details on it’s specific purpose. We do know the technology being tested involves 3.6GHz wireless broadband networks. The test will involve a frequency between 3400 MHz and 3600 MHz.
What’s being tested? Directional panels & omnidirectional verticals
Whatever high-speed wireless technology is being tested, Google thinks it;s a game-changer. The application states, “The services and technologies that are the subject of this STA have not yet been fully developed but are expected to lead to material developments in markets subject to competition from multiple U.S. and non-U.S. third parties.”
Furthermore the Google Inc. wireless technology application states, “The technology under development is highly sensitive and confidential in nature. The release of such information would provide valuable insight into Google’s technology innovations and potential business plans and strategies. Public disclosure would jeopardize the value of the technology under examination by enabling others to utilize Google’s information to develop similar products in a similar time frame.”
Author: Shane Walters