Wi-Fi Alliance® applauds momentum in 6 GHz band

Earlier this week, Chairman Pai previewed the FCC agenda for the remainder of the year in a blog posting, indicating he would move forward with a rulemaking on the 6 GHz band this fall.

Austin, TX and Washington, DC – June 22, 2018 – Wi-Fi Alliance® applauds Federal Communications Commission (the Commission) Chairman Ajit Pai for maintaining momentum in the effort to expand use of the mid-band spectrum.  Unlicensed access to the 5.925 – 7.125 GHz band – referred to as the 6 GHz band – is particularly important to the future of Wi-Fi® innovation.  This spectrum is uniquely suitable for deployment of the next generation of Wi-Fi because it offers sufficient bandwidth to alleviate data traffic congestion and provides for commonality of equipment with existing Wi-Fi networks already utilizing adjacent frequency band.

Wi-Fi Alliance looks forward to the Commission’s adoption of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) as the next step in that process.


About Wi-Fi Alliance®
Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 40,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

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Stephanie Burke
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