Navigating the Wireless Frontier: FCC Opens 6 GHz Band for Enhanced Wireless Use

In April 2020, U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a pivotal move by freeing up 1200 MHz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use. Fast forward to February 23, 2024, this initiative bore fruit when the FCC green-lit seven automated systems to manage frequencies in this band, marking the beginning of high-power Wi-Fi in the 6 GHz range. This development is poised to revolutionize the wireless ecosystem by significantly enhancing high-speed internet connectivity and pushing the envelope in wireless technology.


The allocation of the 6 GHz spectrum is anticipated to positively impact 2.3 billion people across nations that account for 70% of the world’s GDP. In the realm of immersive technologies like AR, VR, and extended reality, a substantial adoption leap is expected. By 2025, it’s predicted that 96% of Wi-Fi-enabled immersive tech devices will be equipped with the latest Wi-Fi 6E or 7 standards, signifying a major upgrade in wireless communication capabilities.


In response to these developments, TESTiLABS is poised to assist manufacturers with the FCC certification process, offering comprehensive services that streamline complex requirements. Our end-to-end support encompasses consultation to market entry, facilitating a swift transition to market for your products. Contact our experts to ensure your wireless technology meets the latest standards and secures a competitive edge.