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Nokia blends 5G and WiFi 6, while WBA lays claim to 6 GHz band

Nokia is often referenced by industry insiders as a major force in WiFi, which is not immediately obvious from its cellular-centric public face. However, given Nokia’s substantial work in 5G, it is in a strong position to blend the two technologies, as it has done with its Nokia Beacon 6 portfolio, and support for the multi-access point (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 (see below). Low latency technology from Nokia’s R&D division, Bell Labs, forms the basis of the Beacon 6 WiFi/5G FWA (fixed wireless access) gateway, which works by offloading 5G traffic to WiFi and fiber networks. Beacon 6…

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