Wi-Fi 6E Ecosystem Taking Shape as Regulators Release 6 GHz Band for Wi-Fi

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By Khin Sandi Lynn | 4Q 2020 | IN-5978


South Korea Released 6 GHz Spectrum Band for Wi-Fi


The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSICT) of Korea announced in mid-October that it will release 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi use cases. It is a decision followed by the MSICT’s consideration of amendments of technical standards, which proposed new rules for 6 Gigahertz (GHz) Wi-Fi in mid-2020. The regulator allows 1.2 GHz of spectrum between 5,925 Megahertz (MHz) and 7,215 MHz for unlicensed use. According to the MSICT, its 6 GHz Wi-Fi testing has achieved 2.1 Gigabits per Second (Gbps) speed, 5X faster than the currently available Wi-Fi standard. The announcement is a step toward facilitating the country’s operators, which have always been early adopters of new Wi-Fi standards.

6 GHz to Address Ever-Growing Wi-Fi Bandwidth Demand


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