Opportunities for the 6 GHz Band for Unlicensed Wi-Fi Use in India

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By Stephanie Tomsett | 4Q 2020 | IN-5934

 

Global View of the 6 GHz Band for Wi-Fi

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Countries around the world are investigating opening up the 6 GHz band, from 5925 MHz to 7125 MHz, for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. The 6 GHz Wi-Fi will provide higher throughput, more capacity, greater reliability, lower latency, and improved service, solving many Wi-Fi challenges. Legacy, non-Wi-Fi 6 devices will be unable to utilize the new spectrum, ensuring that the band remains clear for longer. The band will enable up to 14 additional 80 MHz channels and 7 additional 160 MHz channels. Several countries have announced plans to open up the 6 GHz band or are investigating the possibilities, including:

  • United States: The FCC has announced that it will make 5925 MHz to 7125 MHz available for unlicensed low-power indoor use
  • United Kingdom: Ofcom has announced that it will make 5925 MHz to 6425 MHz available for license-exempt use
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