back to article Just what is GOOGLE'S MYSTERIOUS NEW WIRELESS NETWORK?

Google wants permission to build an experimental wireless 2.5GHz network to test secret technology using 50 base stations and 200 devices. The network will squeeze into two 2MHz-wide slots, starting at 2524MHz and 2567MHz, and will use both directional and omni-directional antennas mounted on walls and ceilings across the Google …

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Anonymous Coward

"which leaves us in the comfortable realm of idle speculation.

This is just guessing of course"

What a NONE STORY! Thanks for that WASTE OF TIME.

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What an enlightening and astute comment. Thanks for sharing.

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"What a NONE STORY! Thanks for that WASTE OF TIME."

I guess the tech details of White Space flew over your head. It's OK. You don't really need to know about radio frequencies for MySQL admin, right?

Sorry I seemed to have dropped this.. ;-)

C.

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What's a 'NONE STORY!' ?

A misspelled missive about devout Catholic women who wear wimples?

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Anonymous Coward

I think you mean "non"-story. I bet you use "then" as a comparitive as well.

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Black badge?

Can we not give 'Obviously!' a black badge just to remind us he must have the most negative comments on the El Reg-tard planet? At least we can intentionally ignore black badgers until they clean up and normal service resumes (aka a little bit of common sense).

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Anonymous Coward

Goodness me.

What an impressively cretinous comment.

The story raises some tantalising questions and posits some interesting possibilities. This is supposed to be a tech news site, and this is an attempt to spot some coming over the horizon.

If it's too confusing for you, then shush while the grown-ups are talking, and play your Angry Birds, there's a dear.

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Happy

Re: Black badge? @the-it-slayer

Oh I'm not so sure about that. Eadon must be giving him a run for is money

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Black badge? @the-it-slayer

Have a look at his posting history, it's not even close.

The more overtly racist/homophobic stuff has been reported and zapped by nice mods, but there is still a lot of garbled obscenity-laced and terribly spelled nonsense. He tends to rant in broken and almost tourettes-style English about how everyone else can be regarded as "chavs" or "pikeys"(sic)- irony apparently being lost on him.

To boot, he is possibly one of the least well-informed commenters around here, beating even Joerg. He once managed over 200 dislikes on a particularly toxic outburst.

No, dear little Obviously! is by far the most special of the special. Stick around and watch him shake his stuff, if you can bear it.

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Anonymous Coward

They are testing ultrawideband to give them enough bandwidth for the virus definition updates for Google AntiMalware for Android...

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Thursday

Never an easy day for the El Reg pigistes..

<<--- One of these must better than spending a day in the office with no imaginative juices flowing.

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Anonymous Coward

It's to help the North Koreans...

target the USA with their latest nuke.

That commie Schmidt has been busy ;)

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Anonymous Coward

Hmm

I think Google could be experimenting with wet wire tech.

One step away from beaming adverts to the brain.

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Anonymous Coward

Damn

They found out about our mind-reading experiment! How can we harvest their thoughts if they all put on tinfoil hats?

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Holmes

Re: Damn

Clearly you are part of Google mind control plot, as we now know tinfoil hat enhances mind control technology instead of blocking it.

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BFD

Requesting confidentiality for documents submitted in FCC requests is pretty much SOP. Look up just about any reg number off the sticker on a wireless device in the FCC database and it's very likely that the really interesting stuff (like the schematic) has been shielded by a confidentiality request.

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Napoleon Complex?

"...it would be nice to think Google is doing something beyond working out how to make us click on adverts more often."

You mean, other than the self-driving car, or http://www.google.org/projects.html ?

How tall is Bill Ray?

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Anonymous Coward

Mesh...

Google mesh networking? Developing their own internet running through Chromebooks? Hmmm. No longer just a player on the internet, a whole new Google net of their own!!!

But that's just idle speculation. ;)

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But that's just idle speculation. - and FUN

But that's just idle speculation. - and FUN

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White Space testing?

Nonsense

Run a load of WiFi and Video senders in same band with some extra SW on the WiFi and in a day you can prove that "White Space" even WITH spectrum monitoring and Databases simply hurts video.

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Re: White Space testing?

Someone doesn't agree with reality.

What ever it's for it's not White Space or Ultra wideband testing.

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