The Google Pixel 6 series currently includes the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models. Both models utilize the Google Tensor Chipset, which is Google's first, custom-built, SoC specifically for Pixel phones.
These handsets support private celllular network connectivity via a Celona network, operating on the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum in the US.
In this article, we review the onboarding steps and the network performance for a Google Pixel 6 phone. Here are few details about the device under test:
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Dual SIM (Single Nano SIM and eSIM)
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Onboarding the Pixel 6 to a Celona network
Preparing and Installing the Physical SIM
From the Device page, located within the Celona Orchestrator, activate and assign the designated physical SIM, and place it on the Pixel 6 SIM tray, face-up. Insert the tray into the phone to complete the physical installation.
Verify physical SIM has been identified
Once the SIM has been inserted, navigate to
Settings > Network and Internet and verify that the Celona SIM is listed under the SIMs section.
Create the new APN profile
Once the SIM has been verified, create a new APN profile to allow device network connectivity. To create this, navigate to the APNs menu page located within
Settings > Network and Internet > SIMs, and by selecting
Access Point Names.
"+" icon, located at the top-right corner of the screen, to create and edit a new
APN fields to "
celonadns", and then save the profile by opening the
3 dot menu, located at the top-right, and select
Once the profile has been saved, the device will redirect to the APNs page, which should be updated with the newly created profile,
Select the newly created
celonadns profile from the APN list to enable it as the primary SIM for the device.
We performed a basic throughput and latency test via
nperf.com with the Celona indoor AP in an office setting - about 50ft away, with cubicle obstructions.
To see Google Pixel 6 in action on a Celona network, enabled with critical apps that you care the most about, feel free to request a custom demo here.