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WiFi Alliance, Celeno, Broadcom drop ball on WiFi’s 6 GHz approval

The WiFi Alliance is so confident in the failure of a handful of US utilities companies to block a spectrum-sharing proposal for WiFi in 6 GHz, that the industry body has coined a new term – WiFi 6E – to help consumers identify new devices operating in the unlicensed band. In other words, WiFi 6 GHz is a done deal. In the highly unlikely event that the opposition, backed by the US Department of Energy, can muster any convincing last minute evidence, the announcement implies that the WiFi Alliance has inside information that the FCC is about to approve the expansion of 6 GHz spectrum to additional wireless devices in the coming weeks. However, after pinging an email to the…

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