Apple is set to begin testing with 5G technology after its application has officially got a nod from US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It has been reported that Apple now has the experimental license to test 5G data technology, particularly in the millimeter wave spectrum in the 28GHz and 39GHz bands.
Millimeter wave spectrum is instrumental in transmitting larger data at a faster speed.
Apple had applied for the license earlier this year with the aim to “provide engineering data relevant to the operation of devices on wireless carriers’ future 5G networks.” This was a clear hint toward Apple’s intentions of coming up with a 5G iPhone in near future.
Last year, these chunks of spectrum were portioned out by FCC for companies testing 5G data technology. Apple, being one among the biggest players of mobile data in the world will be using this to explore 5G in future iPhones.
According to media reports, the Cupertino-based technology giant has been granted access to test its technology in two locations near its California offices until August 2018.
However, there are no details in Apple’s application about how the 5G service would work in practice, as there has been no official information revealed by the company.