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Unlicensed use of 6GhZ spectrum enables new Wi-Fi 6E standard

The Federal Communications Commission has approved unlicensed use of the 6 GHz radio frequency spectrum in the US, reports Ars Technica. With Intel and Broadcom both thought to be launching chipsets, the website reports that an additional 1200 MHz of spectrum will now be available for Wi-Fi 6E. The new standard is reported to support four times as many devices at speeds up to 40% faster than the current 802.11 protocol. FCC Commissioner, Geoffrey Starks, said: ‘Even for those who can’t afford the new equipment that will take advantage of the new spectrum and the latest iteration of Wi-Fi, speeds for their devices should increase as existing Wi-Fi traffic moves to the new spectrum… Wi-Fi channels within their homes [will] become less congested, and data will flow more freely.’ Read more

The Federal Communications Commission has approved unlicensed use of the 6 GHz radio frequency spectrum in the US, reports Ars Technica.

Theme:
Infrastructure and Spectrum: 5G and next generation networks
Region:
Americas
Series:
Regulatory Watch
Governance, Regulation, Spectrum
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