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Ofcom to offer more spectrum for Wi-Fi connections

Friday 13 May 2016 | 13:14 CET | News
UK regulator Ofcom has announced plans to speed up Wi-Fi connections. The proposals would open up more airwaves for Wi-Fi channels so that larger amounts of data can be carried at faster download speeds. Many Wi-Fi routers in the UK currently use spectrum from the 2.4GHz band, which is becoming increasingly congested. Many people now have newer broadband routers, which use both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Ofcom is proposing to open up an additional 'sub-band' within the 5 GHz frequency range for Wi-Fi. This sub-band would increase the number of 80 MHz channels available for Wi-Fi from four to

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