South Korea and Europe Aid the Push to Use the 6 GHz Band for Unlicensed Wi-Fi Use

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By Stephanie Tomsett | 4Q 2020 | IN-5965

 

South Korea Becomes the First Asian Country to Release the 6 GHz Band

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For some time, South Korea has been expected to become the first Asian country release the 6 Gigahertz (GHz) band for unlicensed indoor Wi-Fi use. The country’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSICT) issued a proposed amendment of technical standards for public consultation in June 2020, which was endorsed by the Frequency Review Committee in October 2020. This has since been confirmed, with South Korea becoming the third country in the world and the first country in Asia to release the 6 GHz band. The MSICT made the announcement in October 2020 and confirmed that the entire 1.2 GHz of the band (i.e., 5925 Megahertz (MHz) to 7125 MHz) is to be released, much like in the United States where the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a similar announcement in April 2020. The only other country, so far, to have released any part of the 6 GHz band is the United Kingdom, with Ofcom having released 500 MHz...

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