Amazon has been testing a new wireless network which would allow users to connect its devices to the Internet, according to reports. As reported by Bloomberg, according to anonymous sources, the online retail giant has been testing the wireless network privately in Cupertino, California.
The new network uses spectrum controlled by satellite firm Globalstar and testing took place in Amazons Lab126 research facility — the birthplace of Kindle devices. Globalstar is currently seeking FCC approval to convert approximately 80 percent of its satellite spectrum resources for Wi-Fi services after meeting with FCC representatives in June. A decision is expected this year, and if granted FCC permission, Globalstar’s spectrum resources could be leased to multiple carriers or potentially contracted exclusively for Amazon. It is reported that Amazon is testing the Terrestrial low-power service that has been developed by Globalstar.