Austin, TX and Washington, D.C. – February 16, 2023 – Wi-Fi Alliance® is disappointed with the decision by Mexico’s Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) to open only the lower portion of the 6 GHz band for license-exempt applications such as Wi-Fi®. Internet connectivity is an essential socioeconomic function, and Wi-Fi is the primary means of delivering Internet to consumers and enterprises in Mexico. The lack of sufficient spectrum access threatens the full realization of Wi-Fi performance and economic benefits. Wi-Fi Alliance notes that this decision undermines spectrum harmonization with other countries in the Americas, including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, U.S., and others. Wi-Fi Alliance remains committed to working with IFT on delivering Wi-Fi technology benefits across Mexico.
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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 75,000 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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