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Checking in on enterprise-class Wi-Fi 6E (Reader Forum)

October 27, 2022

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The thought of Wi-Fi 6E has had technologists salivating over access to pristine spectrum. It is like having the beach front to yourself. No traffic from other users. No one getting sand on your towel.

From a protocol stack perspective, Wi-Fi 6E is the same standard as Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax. The breakthrough is that it can operate in the 6 GHz spectrum, previously unavailable for Wi-Fi.

In May 2020, Tam Dell’Oro wrote about the FCC’s decision to attribute this frequency for unlicensed use in the US. She explained the move opened the door for Wi-Fi to rival 5G in IoT applications.

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