CTO Tech Talk - Say Goodbye to the Stone Age of Wi-Fi

By Greg_Weaver posted Jul 31, 2020 02:20 PM


On April 23, the United States FCC voted unanimously to open the 6 GHz band for use by Wi-Fi and other unlicensed broadband radio systems. This new Order, which adds an extra 1,200 MHz for Wi-Fi, is the single most consequential FCC decision in at least a generation and in some ways eclipses the original 1997 decision opening the 5 GHz U-NII bands. We will review the decision, the concurrent Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and preview likely developments in this band in 2021 and beyond.