6 GHz Band to Benefit Both Wi-Fi and 5G

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3Q 2021 | IN-6215

 

European Commission Releases 6GHz Band to Wi-Fi

NEWS


As the Wi-Fi industry continues to work towards implementation of more efficient Wi-Fi standards, regulators around the world are updating their regulations to align with these new technologies and standards.  Regulators are opening up 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi 6E, an extended version of Wi-Fi 6 to support higher data rate. The European Commission, at the end of June 2021, announced the release 480 MHz (5945-6425 MHz of 6 GHz) spectrum for Wi-Fi use case. Based on the publication by the European Commission, EU member states will need to make 6GHz band available by December 1, 2021.

Wi-Fi 6E Spectrum, Chipset, and Device Status

IMPACT


EU’s release of 6 GHz band is great news for Wi-Fi 6E deployments since only a few countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and Brazil, have adopted the band for Wi-Fi so far. Canada is another market which recently announced the release of 6GHz band in May 2021. Other markets, such as Australia, Japan, Mexico, and New Zealand, are now considering the …

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