Allocation of 6 GHz Essential to Ensure China’s Wi-Fi Industry and Its Competitiveness

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By Dean Tan | 1Q 2021 | IN-6027


Latest 6 GHz Band Development for Unlicensed Wi-Fi in the West


Countries in the western hemisphere (such as the United States, United Kingdom, Chile, and Brazil) are making the 6 GHz band available for unlicensed Wi-Fi usage. Brazil is the latest country to make steps into allocation of the 1.2 GHz for Wi-Fi usage with the Anatel representatives voting 5-to-0 in favor of releasing the new rules for public consultation. Chile’s regulator (Subtel) has released the full band for Wi-Fi. This is the same trajectory as what happened in the United States and to certain degree in the United Kingdom, which is more modest in allocation. As regulators globally pick up pace in approving and considering 6 GHz for Wi-Fi, it indicates a positive development for Wi-Fi 6E and its industry. ABI Research forecasted that worldwide Wi-Fi 6E chipset shipments will reach about 1.4 billion shipment units by 2025, a CAGR of 113% from 2020. In addition, 6 GHz will be fundamental for Wi-Fi 7’s features, such as the 320 MHz channel width, for example.

While the western hemisphere bubbles with activity around 6 GHz for Wi-Fi, the e…

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