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The latest headache for broadcasters is potential WiFi 6/5G harmony

The broadcasting industry has refocused its efforts away from defending spectrum against invading cellular services, towards ensuring that those networks allocate some of the frequencies they have gained to video services. This looks like a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul because the underlying technologies for carrying audiovisual (AV) traffic will be essentially the same with the change being over who owns and manages the networks and allocates underlying spectrum. There is another angle though, in that a growing amount of video traffic ends up reaching viewing devices over wireless connections, which can be WiFi or cellular depending where the user is. Therefore, convergence between WiFi 6, the latest WiFi standard, and 5G, is also a concern for the…

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