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WiFi 6 may gain value for Huawei in markets where it is excluded from 5G

Huawei has announced a WiFi 6 trial in Spain with virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR) applications in mind. While AR/VR use cases are being touted by MNOs as key revenue streams for 5G networks, WiFi 6 has many of the same capabilities. In regions where Huawei may be restricted from selling 5G equipment to MNOs, WiFi 6 could be attractive to the Chinese vendor, as something to offer to alternative service providers without licensed spectrum, and possibly without the same limitations on their choice of vendor. Even before the escalation of political tensions and US sanctions which have cast a shadow over Huawei’s 5G business in some countries, the company was a major investor in WiFi 6 platforms and trials,…

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