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Ofcom proposes opening up more of 5GHz band for Wi-Fi

Thursday 9 March 2017 | 13:32 CET | News
UK regulator Ofcom has propsoed opening up more spectrum in the 5 GHz band for Wi-Fi services. As the 2.4 GHz band becomes increasingly congested and more devices turn to the 5 GHz band, Ofcom suggests opening up an additional sub-band within the 5.8 GHz section. The extra sub-band will result in 125 MHz more spectrum and two more 80MHz channels to accommodate data-hungry applications. These extra channels are already being used in other countries, including the US. The change is subject to a public consultation, open for comment until 11 April, as well as consultation with the European

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