FCC opens 6 GHz band for unlimited use
New regulation opens possibilities for unlicensed access points
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – responsible for defining requirements and rules for a market approval in the United States – is adopting new rules in order to:
- Authorize the use of unlicensed standard-power access points, which will operate under the control of an automated frequency coordination system in portions of the 6 GHz band;
- Authorize the use of the entire 6 GHz band for unlicensed indoor low-power access points.
In addition, the Commission will permit unlicensed client devices to communicate with both the standard-power and low-power access points. These rules will provide opportunities for unlicensed operations to use up to 320 MHz channels to expand capacity and increase performance.
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