Wi-Fi Alliance starts Wi-Fi 6E certification program

Date: 10/01/2021
Wi-Fi Alliance certification for Wi-Fi 6E, the latest standards delivering higher speed and lesser congestion is now available to deliver interoperability for devices operating in the 6 GHz spectrum.

Wi-Fi 6E certification enables worldwide interoperability of Wi-Fi 6E devices. The 6GHz band adds 1.2GHz of spectrum, a threefold increase in capacity over combined spectrum available in 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

Features such as orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), target wake time (TWT), and multi-user multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) enabled by additional 6 GHz spectrum capacity and the availability of up to seven superwide 160 MHz channels. With higher bandwidth and lesser congestion applications such as unified communications, virtual reality and holographic video are well supported. The lower latency of Wi-Fi 6E also supports industrial IOT and enterprise computing. It's a kind of 5G equivalent for short-range communication.

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED is required for product vendors to introduce secure and interoperable Wi-Fi 6E products throughout the world. A good number vendors have announced Wi-Fi 6E devices that make use of the superwide 160 MHz channels and uncongested bandwidth in 6 GHz to deliver multigigabit, low latency Wi-Fi.

With the opening of 1200 MHz of 6 GHz spectrum by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for Wi-Fi use, U.K., Europe, Chile, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates have also to join in offering 6 GHz for Wi-Fi. Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Taiwan, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, and Jordan are also moving in the direction of opening 6 GHz for unlicensed operation.

Author: Srinivasa Reddy N
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