the Government has approved the use of the 6 GHz band

In the race to get the more powerful WiFi connection, two are the main improvements that the industry has offered us in recent years: the arrival of a new version of the standard under the name of WiFi 6 and its immediate direct evolution under the name of WiFi 6E.

This latest revision includes as a fundamental change the possibility of use the 6 GHz band for the transmission of information, which opens up new possibilities in access speed and theoretically it will help solve congestion problems so common in 2.4 GHz and somewhat less in 5 GHz.

Until now, it is a version that had begun to be implemented in the United States and whose deployment for Europe was planned for before the end of this 2021, a date that has now been fulfilled in Spain when the Government has officially published its arrival in our country in the BOE.


Specifically, in the BOE of December 24, 2021 the use of the 6 GHz band for home network communications on the spectrum between 5945 and 6425 MHz, which represents a total of 480 MHz that will be available to users.

The additional spectrum can be divided into a total of 24 channels of 20 MHz, 12 channels of 40 MHz, 6 channels of 80 MHz or 3 channels of 160 MHz and how can we read in the BOE itself in the section “UN-167 RLANs in 6 GHz”:

In accordance with Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1067, on the harmonized use of the band 5945-6425 MHz for wireless access systems, including local area networks (WAS / RLAN), these applications are allowed in the aforementioned frequency band under the consideration of common use in accordance with the technical conditions indicated in the annex to the aforementioned Decision.

Low power devices for indoor use (LPI) will have a 23 dBm peak power (eirp), with a maximum average eirp power density of 10 dBm / MHz for in-band emissions and -22 dBm / MHz for out-of-band emissions. Very low power devices for indoor and outdoor use (VLP) will have a maximum power of 14 dBm (eirp), with a maximum average eirp power density of 1 dBm / MHz for in-band emissions, or up to 10 dBm / MHz if they operate with channelization that does not exceed 20 MHz, and -45 dBm / MHz for out-of-band emissions.

Although it is true that the entire physically available band has not been approved as in the case of the United States, which reaches 7.125 GHz, these Additional 480 MHz will allow significant improvements in speed and decongestion of home WiFi as long as we have a router and compatible devices that presumably will begin to arrive en masse throughout 2022.

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