Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is reportedly testing its Project Loon in North Nevada Desert, according to a report from PCWorld. It is a known fact that the company is already in the process of testing its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons in New Zealand, but PCWorld claims that it has got an approval of the US Federal Communications Commission to test balloons in Nevada, as well.
Google wants to maintain secrecy over tests
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) wants to keep the testing in Nevada undercover as in its FCC filing it asked the government to keep the testing in Nevada news disclosed.
“The technology is under development and highly sensitive and confidential in nature,” Google wrote, according to PCWorld. It, further, stated that revealing these tests will put at risk the value of the technology, and other companies will be able to use Google’s information to develop a similar product.
The web giant is trying to access a licensed radio spectrum by holding these tests so that it could broadcast Wi-Fi. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is making efforts to include every individual on the planet in the ambit of internet through Wi-Fi. The project was started last June, and Balloons with solar power, remote control are used to navigate stratospheric winds 12 miles above the surface of the Earth, which is higher than the height at which plane travels. Balloons are designed to communicate through special antennas and receiver stations on the ground.
Testing for 4G LTE
Wi-Fi balloons of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) under its Project Loon can revolve around the Earth in 33 days. The lbis -167 could quickly change altitudes and travel faster to circumnavigate the globe in a record 22 days.
Earlier, Google wrote on Project Loon’s Google+account “It enjoyed a few loop-de-loops over the Pacific Ocean before heading east on the winds toward Chile and Argentina, and then made its way back around near Australia and New Zealand.”
At present, Loon project is running on 2.4 GHz band for its Wi-Fi testing, but FCC filings reflect that the search engine giant is testing two types of radio spectrum including the broad class signal that indicates Project Loon is trying to use 4G LTE. Running on LTE, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) will be able to give faster Wi-Fi experience, but the company needs to make more efforts to get approval from various countries.