In the future, Google will issue a software update to Pixel 3 that activates the LTE band 48. It is potentially fantastic news that was revealed today by an FCC document.
What is important about LTE band 48? The LTE band 48 is also known as Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS), previously used only for government radar, but is an LTE band that the FCC wants to commercialize for use of networks such as Verizon, AT & T and Sprint in the future. With this band in use, it can be used to add connection to a phone in a place where signal problems can be present, as an addition to pump out LTE-Advanced with carrier aggregation, or for 5G.
It's strange the network is spoken, so just know that the band 48 will give you a better connection when used, and faster speeds and throughput. It's nothing but beneficial.
Verizon already uses band 48 (CBRS) in Boca Raton, Florida, but has not said much about other markets. They plan to push it, but that means we will see more units with support.
When we hear more about an update, we will be sure to tell you.
// FCCID.io | XDA