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Cloud giants bring their lobbying power to bear on 6 GHz future in USA

One way in which the cloud giants have influenced wireless markets behind the scenes, especially in their native USA, has been through relentless lobbying over spectrum. A combination of webscale and IT players helped to drive the opening up of many bands of spectrum for unlicensed, shared and flexible usage. Examples include: Increased unlicensed capacity for WiFi in 5 GHz Spectrum access systems for sharing with incumbents in TV white spaces, CBRS and potentially 12 GHz (see separate item below) Unlicensed use of 60 GHz (WiGig) Unlicensed and lightly licensed use of millimeter wave bands from 70 GHz to 90 GHz for fixed access and ‘wireless fiber’ Google even threatened to buy the single nationwide licence in the 700 MHz…

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