ITU-APT Foundation of India National Workshop on the Planning of 6 GHz Band in India
We are pleased to inform you that ITU-APT Foundation of India (IAFI) is organizing a national workshop on the planning of 6GHz band in India, based on national and global technical studies regarding sharing of the 5925-7125 MHz band between Wi-Fi, IMT, satellites and other telecom services. The event will be held on Wednesday 07 June 2023 from 10 AM to 5PM in New Delhi India.
Under WRC-23, Agenda item 1.2, various studies have been carried out globally on the possibilities of sharing the upper 6 GHz band between IMT and other incumbent services. This event will review the results of these studies and look at opportunities for the opening of this band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. As you are aware, Wi-Fi today uses two frequency bands: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The new Wi-Fi 6e utilizes a third band: 6GHz band. Wi-Fi6E extends the same Wi-Fi capabilities into the 6 GHz band to allow greater efficiency, higher throughput, and increased security. Most Countries around the World have already delicensed 6GHz band for Wi-Fi, since the current Wi-Fi Spectrum in 2.4 GHz and 5GHz is not adequate to meet the increased demand due to increased work from home and roll out of 5G in the country. In addition to this, it is noted that the current Wi-Fi technologies in 2.4 and 5GHz band cannot support new applications such as Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR)/Extended Reality (XR) which are critical for usages such as remote surgeries and Industrial robotics.
The event will also share the outcome and findings of a recent consumer study regarding the use of Wi-Fi in some cities in India done by CUTS.
Wi-Fi Alliance will be participation in the following session:
- Panel Discussion: Planning of the 6 GHz Band
- Param Paru, Director Membership – APAC and Europe, Wi-Fi Alliance