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Airspan to use Federated Wireless’ AFC system for Wi-Fi 6E solutions

January 24, 2023

Telecoms software and hardware provider Airspan has selected Federated Wireless as its Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) service provider for its latest Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) product line.

The new solutions — A6, C6x and B6x — use 6 GHz spectrum, which was opened up for unlicensed Wi-Fi use a few years ago. However, in order for unlicensed Wi-Fi devices to play nice in the 6 GHz band with the licensed users already occupying that band, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established AFC, a spectrum use coordination system designed specifically for 6 GHz operation that resembles similar systems in place such as the one that supports CBRS wireless operation.

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