In a spaceport in New Mexico where Google inc works secretly in an attempt to build and test a new invention which would help improve the quality of 5G network via another dimension. This is an attempt to build a
“solar-powered internet drone”
which is codenamed
The Project Skybender
according to a report fromThe Guardian today.
In accordance with the report, Google inc is said to be renting a 15,000 square feet of hangar space from Virgin Galactic which is the commercial spaceflight outfit of the entrepreneur Richard Branson which is a privately owned Spaceport America located near a town called
Truth or Consequence
Project Skybender is going go be a super powerful technology which can transmit gigabits of data every second at a speed which is 40 times faster than the modern age 4G LTE network.
Aereo founder Chet Kanojia’s new startup Starry announced earlier this week it would use millimeter wave tech to bring gigabit internet speeds to people’s homes via Wi-Fi. This tech
is said to be the future of super high speed data transmission technology and may actually form the power of the 5G mobile networks.
Although the deficiency lies where Millimeter Waves having a much shorter range unlike smartphone signals and also can be easily disrupted by a change in weather or terrible ones. Even normal rain, fog or snow would be a disruptor.
Using what’s called a phased array, however, Google and others could potentially focus the transmissions over greater distances.
Although with its being, Google isn’t distracted but to realise the aims of using the Millimeter Waves in achieving the powerful and speedy 5G tech.
Google which now tests out its new invention together with a new solar powered drone that is known as
and other units made by a division known as Google Titan, which the company formed after it acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace in 2014.
Testing is expected to continue up until July based on a laid down deal with the FCC. Google would also be paying Virgin Galactic neatly $1,000 everyday to use the company’s hanger and also an additional $300,000 to the Spaceport America in order to construct installations with servers millimeter wave transceivers and other powerful technological tools.
Initially while Facebook claimed it would he bringing speedy network to developing nations so in an attempt to enhance it’s popularity and spread to other parts of the world, Google too would be following the same step. Although the company had initially made this known long enough. According to reports from Guardian, SkyBender is technically part of Google Access which is a division that houses
source: The Verge, The Guardian