MeshNetworks this week announced that it has received from the FCC a license to deploy several experimental mobile mesh networks. Under the experimental license, MeshNetworks will be able to conduct nationwide trials of networks in the 2.5 GHz and 4.9 GHz bands. The FCC set aside the latter band specifically for public-safety use.

The license allows MeshNetworks to deploy a total of 1000 nodes, with a maximum of 200 nodes per demonstration network, the company said. Each node is licensed to operate with a maximum effective radiated power of up to 16 watts. Previously, the FCC had granted the company experimental licenses for the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands.