Following the announcement from the Federal Communications Commission that the 6 GHz band is proposed to be licensed for Wi-Fi operation (Wi-Fi 6E), Tiago Rodrigues, CEO – Wireless Broadband Alliance commented, “The proposed opening of the 6 GHz band to Wi-Fi 6 technology will be a game changer for global Wi-Fi. This new band would provide more capacity than all the other Wi-Fi bands put together. If approved, it would prove critical for overcrowding on many Wi-Fi networks, especially in light of the volumes of bandwidth hungry corporate traffic recently pushed onto home networks due to COVID-19.  This is one of the reasons we have been working closely with members on initial trials of Wi-Fi 6E.”

“The proposed release of the 6 GHz band would mean that we can generate multi-gigabit speeds and low-latency connections to deliver advanced mobile services to consumers, business and industry. Wi-Fi 6E is already proven in trials to achieve speeds matching those of advanced 5G mobile networks.”

“Wi-Fi 6E would mean we’d all achieve better connectivity in congested places like subway/tube stations or at event stadiums. However, it would also support the low-latency levels needed for applications like virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and mobile gaming. Congratulations to the FCC, and from here we will concentrate on urging companies to come and join the Wi-Fi 6E trials.”

Further Reading:

Understanding the global implications of Wi-Fi 6 and 6E

WBA’s First Phase of Wi-Fi 6E Trials Shows the Massive Potential of Wi-Fi in the 6GHz Band