Back in November, Google sent a letter to the FCC that was made available to the public recently. The letter explained that Google will add support for band 48 with model number G013A for Pixel 3. This number includes all Pixel 3 devices sold internationally and through Verizon but excluding the Japanese version.

The band 48 in the United States is currently used for Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) or CB Radio. Software updates will allow pixel 3 to connect to a carrier tower running on unlicensed LTE bands.

This frequency sits at a high level of 3.5 GHz spectrum, so this building and terrain are not as good as the band 12 (approximately 1.7 Ghz). However, this is not the band’s appeal. The band is used by a person who wants to use it till he is already busy in this area. Verizon is currently using this band in Boca Raton, Florida, and it can possibly relieve Internet traffic during peak traffic hours.

This band is also considered to be used by all American carriers as a core band for the 5G development globally. So far, there is no deadline, when Google will push an update to enable the new band, we will tell you once upon this happen.


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