Unlicensed Spectrum

Unlicensed spectrum is one of society’s most valuable resources. The Wi-Fi industry’s innovation, promotion, and good stewardship of the unlicensed 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz bands has helped deliver significant benefits to users and driven immense economic value worldwide. Wi-Fi exemplifies innovation, delivering higher-performance connectivity and carrying more data traffic than cellular networks. Wi-Fi data rates have advanced from 11 Mbps to exceed 1 Gbps – and continued innovation will deliver Wi-Fi data rates exceeding 5 Gbps within a few years. The growing worldwide demand for connectivity cannot be supported without Wi-Fi.

Coexistence and the future of unlicensed spectrum

New technologies, like unlicensed LTE variants LTE-U, LAA, and MulteFire, are being developed to operate in unlicensed spectrum alongside Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi and unlicensed LTE supporters all agree that continuing to meet the expectations of Wi-Fi users is essential, recognizing the billions of business, education, enterprise, and government users who depend on Wi-Fi every day. With so much at stake, Wi-Fi Alliance is committed to working with all interested stakeholders to ensure Wi-Fi continues to meet users’ needs and expectations. Anyone sharing these goals is encouraged to participate in Wi-Fi Alliance activities.

Wi-Fi Alliance is working to ensure industry can resolve concerns related to unlicensed LTE and Wi-Fi coexistence. With a strong record of accomplishment in bringing a diverse set of companies together and a broad body of members representing varying viewpoints in this debate, Wi-Fi Alliance is uniquely suited as a forum to deliver successful results through collaboration.

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Upcoming events and activities
Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi and LTE-U Coexistence Test Workshop - See more at: https://www.wi-fi.org/news-events#sthash.B1TdOKsJ.dpuf
Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi and LTE-U Coexistence Test Workshop - See more at: https://www.wi-fi.org/news-events#sthash.B1TdOKsJ.dpuf

Upcoming events and activities

Wi-Fi and LTE-U Coexistence Test Workshop
November 4th
Palo Alto, CA

The first in a series, this one-day workshop on Wi-Fi and LTE-U coexistence will provide attendees with an opportunity to advance dialogue and understanding about fair spectrum sharing, the potential effects of LTE-U, and the type of activities in which Wi-Fi Alliance is engaging to promote fair sharing. Attendees will learn about the testing activities underway within Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wi-Fi industry. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from proponents of LTE-U.

- See more at: https://www.wi-fi.org/node/25323/revisions/31216/view#sthash.yRKB4HmP.dpuf

Upcoming events and activities

Wi-Fi and LTE-U Coexistence Test Workshop
November 4th
Palo Alto, CA

The first in a series, this one-day workshop on Wi-Fi and LTE-U coexistence will provide attendees with an opportunity to advance dialogue and understanding about fair spectrum sharing, the potential effects of LTE-U, and the type of activities in which Wi-Fi Alliance is engaging to promote fair sharing. Attendees will learn about the testing activities underway within Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wi-Fi industry. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from proponents of LTE-U.

- See more at: https://www.wi-fi.org/node/25323/revisions/31216/view#sthash.zAQm8SA8.dpuf

Upcoming events and activities

Wi-Fi and LTE-U Coexistence Test Workshop
November 4th
Palo Alto, CA

The first in a series, this one-day workshop on Wi-Fi and LTE-U coexistence will provide attendees with an opportunity to advance dialogue and understanding about fair spectrum sharing, the potential effects of LTE-U, and the type of activities in which Wi-Fi Alliance is engaging to promote fair sharing. Attendees will learn about the testing activities underway within Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wi-Fi industry. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from proponents of LTE-U.

- See more at: https://www.wi-fi.org/node/25323/revisions/31216/view#sthash.zAQm8SA8.dpuf

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