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WiFi Alliance claims 5G role for 11ax, brushing off Ofcom’s attack

It took a few weeks but we eventually managed to nail down some time with WiFi Alliance(WFA)  CEO Edgar Figueroa. Given the current climate, it’s no wonder his schedule is jam-packed. There is a real sense of excitement about the role WiFi will play in the 5G era. Rather than becoming a dusty old delivery mechanism, as some top figures have recently suggested (namely the CTO at UK regulator Ofcom), in fact WiFi expects to play a complementary role in 5G, to an even greater extent than it has in the later days of 4G. That was the theme of the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA’s) recent conference in London, and it is echoed by the WFA. “We are happy to…

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