Monday, February 22, 2016

Google ‘Project Loon’ updates

Google ‘Project Loon’ updates

1.  The first Google experimental application we looked at still shows as "pending" (has not changed to "granted"). Oddly(?), FCC on February 19th added a document to the "Public Notes" area of the file, and all the note says is one sentence: "New experimental in 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz for testing of radio equipment that may provide significant public interest benefits."

2.  There is a new Google experimental application, also "pending," filed Feb 16th, 2016: 3.4 to 3.7 GHz, 30 km radius of operation, listed as a mobile station, I think in Kansas City. File no. 0095-EX-PL-2016. There is some new terminology: eNodeBs "(also known as access points or base stations)"? These are its three documents in the FCC database (the main one is redacted of course):
(you might have to copy-paste these links, with or without the end dot)

If you didn't see this in other news: although Sri-Lanka government claims it was a controlled landing, it appears the first Project Loon balloon to enter Sri-Lanka airspace for Day One of their official rollout there crashed to the ground.

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