Amazon has conducted tests for its own wireless network
Amazon is getting ready to gain its own wireless network according to latest rumors. A report shared by Bloomberg reveals that the famous online retailer is in process of testing of its network in Cupertino, the state of California. The sources for the report reveal that Amazon has provided the tests using the spectrum of Globalstar Inc, a company for satellite phone and data. The report claims that the conducted by Amazon test was taken near the location Lab126 which is the exact place where the company builds the hardware of its famous Kindle tablets. The report does not share more information whether Amazon is continuing with the testing.
Overall, the tests of the wireless network of Amazon are covered in mystery. Even the limited information is enough to show the path that the company seems to be considering – selling tablets and why not – a new model smartphone.
Amazon is famous for its budget 7-inches tablets Amazon Kindle Fire. The company sells the devices too low-prices that barely cover the costs for their producing. The benefits for Amazon come from the options to sell content with the tablets. If rumors turn out to be true and the company is really working to develop its own wireless network, it will open up possibilities to charge its customers for the service and build up better profits.
Amazon is not the only one company that recently has been focusing on building new wireless network. Google is also working on this project. The mobile giant is delivering high-speed broadband to 17 cities.
The satellite phone company Globalstar has plans to convert some of its spectrum to terrestrial pipeline. If everything goes by plan, the company will convert nearly 80% of its satellite communications network to high speed LTE network ground-based. Globalstar has already too actions in this direction by asking FCC for approval of its petition. The decision of FCC is expected to be announced soon.