Google conducting experiments on solar-powered drones for 5G Internet

In a report by The Guardian, Google is conducting experiments to deliver a high speed internet through solar-powered drones in New Mexico.

Google is reportedly pursuing a project codenamed SkyBender, under which these tests of the solar-powered internet drones are being carried out.

In Truth or Consequences town, Google has rented a hangar space of 15,000 square feet from Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s commercial spaceflight business with the help of cutting edge technology to transmit data up to 40 times faster than 4G LTE.

For the project SkyBender, Google pays a daily rent of $1000 a day to Virgin Galactic for hangar space and a amount of $300,000 to Spaceport America for construction of onsite technology.

The technology behind the 5G mobile networks, which might even be the backbone of the 5G mobile networks in future is the Millimeter waves.

These millimeter waves are said to have a much shorter range than our current smartphone signals and the waves can easily be disrupted by weather conditions.

Jacques Rudell, an Electrical engineering professor says that even though the technology is very complex but it will have its use in the market.

Rudell said that, “The huge advantage of millimetre wave is access to new spectrum because the existing cellphone spectrum is overcrowded. It’s packed and there’s nowhere else to go.”

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