Ofcom brings Wi-Fi® into 6 GHz

UK regulator, Ofcom, will make the lower 6 GHz band available for Wi-Fi

Austin, Texas – July 24, 2020 – Wi-Fi Alliance® welcomes the decision by UK communications regulator, Ofcom, to allow Wi-Fi® operations in the 5925-6425 MHz (or 6 GHz) band. This decision demonstrates Ofcom’s recognition of the growing reliance on Wi-Fi by consumers and businesses across the UK, and will deliver additional spectrum capacity to address increasing user demand and ignite future innovation. The Wi-Fi industry is ready to take action as a result of this decision, and is eager to deliver the benefits of 6 GHz to users with the rapid introduction of Wi-Fi 6E in the UK.


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 50,000 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
Highwire PR for Wi-Fi Alliance
(415) 692-0745 ext. 116