South Korean govt allows Wi-Fi operations in 6 GHz band

Wednesday 21 October 2020 | 08:52 CET | News
The South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) has decided to allow Wi-Fi operations in the 6 GHz band. The Ministry will supply the 6 GHz frequency band for unlicensed broadband communication. The plan was initially announced in June this year, and was endorsed by the Frequency Review Committee on 12 October, Business Korea reports. The Wi-Fi service using the new frequency band is expected to be five times faster than the current service.

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