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Verizon ignores mmWave challenges and claims it makes WiFi unnecessary

While the US mobile operators remain severely disadvantaged in 5G spectrum terms, because of their limited access to midband airwaves, WiFi service providers are better placed than those in many other regions because the FCC is opening up new and valuable unlicensed spectrum in the 6 GHz band. This should maximize the impact of the latest WiFi standard, WiFi 6, on public, home and enterprise services in the USA, and make this technology disproportionately important compared to other countries. Logically, that should see US MNOs seeking to harness WiFi 6, and integrate it with their cellular networks, including 5G. That would help them to keep up with the needs for more capacity without having to invest huge sums in making…

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