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Google asks FCC for permission to do some mysterious 6GHz testing

Google asks FCC for permission to do some mysterious 6GHz testing

A few days ago, Google asked the FCC if it could do some testing in 17 states for the new 6GHz bands that were recently freed up for Wi-Fi and other use cases. We know the ultimate technical goal — Google claims it wants to measure signal characteristics in real-life applications and environments so it can improve its technical understanding of things like signal propagation and Automatic Frequency Coordination — but redactions in the public-facing experimental license request spark the imagination.

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Qualcomm's ready for Wi-Fi 6E with two new products for its upcoming chipsets

Qualcomm's ready for Wi-Fi 6E with two new products for its upcoming chipsets

The new bands that the upcoming Wi-Fi 6E standard depends on have only recently been approved for use by the FCC, but Qualcomm's been ready and waiting. The company has just announced two new products that will be Wi-Fi 6E compatible when they eventually land in as-yet-unannounced chipsets, with the higher-end version available in hardware as soon as the 2nd half of this year.

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FCC opens up 6GHz bands, drastically increasing Wi-Fi spectrum and paving the way for Wi-Fi 6E

FCC opens up 6GHz bands, drastically increasing Wi-Fi spectrum and paving the way for Wi-Fi 6E

The FCC has just approved rules allowing unlicensed use of 1,200MHz of spectrum around the 6GHz band. This very technical-sounding government announcement has huge consumer implications, though. The frequencies will pave the way for a new generation of Wi-Fi — likely to be called Wi-Fi 6E — that will provide plenty of benefits. While your existing devices can't use it, it will mean faster and better Wi-Fi performance, especially in congested city environments where the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands are stretched to their limits.

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