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Apple Hires Two Satellite Experts From Google

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Apple Hires Two Satellite Experts From Google

These days’s record from Bloomberg on Apple’s newest high-profile hirings features a passage that sheds gentle on Boeing’s alleged talks with Apple relating to a broadband satellite tv for pc carrier. According to Boeing’s regulatory filing, the aerospace large is making plans to blanket the Earth with greater than a thousand satellites offering rapid Web protection all through the United States and across the world. According to authors Mark Gurman and Mark Bergen, Boeing has talked with Apple about making an investment in or partnering at the venture.

Web from the sky?

What Boeing is principally proposing here's a NGSO (non-geostationary satellite tv for pc orbit constellations) low-earth orbit satellite tv for pc gadget with the purpose of offering better-than-cellular broadband protection all through the USA and across the world.
To that extent, Boeing requested the FCC to believe the allocation and authorization of extra uplink spectrum within the bands 50.4-51.4 GHz and 51.4-52.4 GHz in order that it would create a complete 5 gigahertz of paired spectrum for V-band operations.
Right here’s an excerpt from the submitting (emphasis mine):
This new uplink spectrum will lend a hand create a 5 gigahertz block of uplink spectrum that, paired with fastened satellite tv for pc carrier downlink spectrum within the 37.5-42.5 GHz band, will allow very excessive data-rate V-band satellite tv for pc broadband products and services that will probably be deployed within the close to long run.
There are recently 4 gigahertz of allotted satellite tv for pc uplink spectrum in USA:
  • 47.2-50.2 GHz: Now not but designated for fastened satellite tv for pc carrier use.
  • 50.4-51.4 GHz: Shared between NASA/army and business entities, with co-primary allocations for fastened, fastened satellite tv for pc, cellular and MSS products and services.
  • 51.4-52.4 GHz: Lately allotted for terrestrial fastened and cellular wireless products and services.
The 50.4-51.4 GHz and 51.4-52.4 GHz bands are well-suited for satellite tv for pc use as a result of they don't seem to be getting used through terrestrial wireless, no less than now not within the United States.

However we do know: Apple is beginning an entire new hardware group for which it employed two Google executives who concentrate on satellites for accumulating photographs and the ones for communications.


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