Intel this week asked the FCC for permission to test “next generation broadband wireless devices” on Sprint spectrum in two different states.
According to applications submitted to the agency, Intel wants to conduct tests for the research and development of new wireless technologies on 2594-2614 MHz airwaves in California and Oregon. The company said it has already received permission from Sprint to use the spectrum, but noted devices would not connect to the carrier’s network during testing.
“Intel’s research and development teams have been designing new radio technologies for the next generation broadband wireless devices,” Intel wrote Monday. “Over-the-air testing is required to validate the designs, characterize propagation impact, and verify overall performances, and will start with in building tests.”
Intel said the tests would be conducted indoors on the company’s campuses in Hillsboro, Ore., and Santa Clara, Calif. An additional test would be conducted at a Holiday Inn in Hillsboro, the company said.
Transmitting equipment to be used in the experiment would include 15 experimental units from Intel (including five power amps and five antennas), 12 experimental UE units from Huawei, five experimental units each from National Instruments, Keysight, and Agilent, and 10 experimental pieces from Rhode & Schwartz.
Intel said it is hoping to conduct the tests between Nov. 28, 2016 and March 28, 2017.
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