FCC’s Release of 6 GHz Spectrum for Wi-Fi 6 Opens New Opportunities

by Kangrui Ling | 2Q 2020 | IN-5811
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently made 1200 Megahertz (MHz) of spectrum in 6 GHz available for unlicensed usage. Prior to this, Wi-Fi 6 had two available bandwidths in the United States: 60 MHz in 2.4 GHz and 500 MHz in 5 GHz. The opening of 6 GHz for Wi-Fi 6 in the United States paves the way for the new Wi-Fi 6E routers, which are manufactured to support the 6 GHz spectrum. To clarify, Wi-Fi 6 routers can only support the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bands, and Wi-Fi 6E demarks when Wi-Fi 6 is using the 6 GHz band.

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