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FCC unveils rules for Unlicensed 6GHz – ready for WiFi by next year

The FCC has completed a year-long review, whereby it plans to extend US unlicensed bands, ostensibly for WiFi, and will bring a notice of proposed rulemaking to its October 23rd meeting, which will mean 1.2 GHz of extra spectrum can be released for unlicensed use. This almost trebles the amount of spectrum for most WiFi Access Points and chip makers, and software providers will be considering how they take advantage of this in the 2019 time frame. Assuming the vote goes the way it is expected and there are no dissenting votes, the announcement will likely create an epidemic of copycat regulatory activity across the globe aiming to harmonize 6 GHz spectrum for WiFi, as well as adopt unlicensed usage…

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