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CITC collaboration makes progress toward Wi-Fi 6E technology with AFC system

CITC collaboration makes progress toward Wi-Fi 6E technology with AFC system

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The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has performed the first global live demo of an end-to-end AFC system to enable Wi-Fi 6E technology, which aims to enable outdoor usage, in collaboration with HPE and Federated Wireless.

This trial is a continuation of Saudi Arabia’s global leadership as the country with the largest amount of license-exempt spectrum globally and the first country in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to make the entire 6 GHz band license-exempt.

The demo is an important milestone for adopting the data-driven spectrum smart management in Saudi Arabia, as well as expanding the capabilities of Wi-Fi 6E to enable the full realisation of the potential of Wi-Fi technologies while protecting existing users in the band, in addition to expanding collaboration between the commission and its global partners.

The commission also seeks to adopt the latest spectrum management systems and technologies to further enhance the quality of wireless services such as public Wi-Fi and enable the widespread adoption of Wi-Fi 6E across Saudi Arabia.

These efforts are also a continuation of CITC’s global leadership in wireless technologies and Wi-Fi 6E, in line with its mandate to support the Digital Transformation of KSA as its digital regulator.

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