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Nokia Beacon blends WiFi 6 with 5G, as 6E scores high in first exam

Nokia is often referenced by industry insiders as a major force in WiFi, which is not immediately obvious going by the company’s cellular-centric press activities. However, given Nokia’s substantial work in 5G, the Finnish vendor therefore embodies how WiFi 6 is a game changer, blending in 5G technologies into the Nokia Beacon 6 portfolio along with the multi-AP standard EasyMesh. Nokia’s Beacon breakthrough comes in the same week that the Wireless Broadband Alliance released results from the first phase of WiFi 6E trials, which are expanded on later in this piece. Blink and you’ll miss it. Low latency technology from the R&D division Nokia Bell Labs forms the basis of Nokia’s new Beacon 6 WiFi/5G FWA (fixed wireless access) gateway,…

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