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Opening up of 6GHz band to increase available spectrum for Wi-Fi

At a recent webinar held by the Broadband India Forum, IIT Kanpur Professor Abhay Karandikar spoke on the need for 6GHz bands to increase the WiFi spectrum in India.

“The importance of providing broadband connectivity has tremendously increased. In this context, unlicensed WiFi will play a big role,” said Chief Guest, Professor Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur said on Thursday.

Professor Kiran Kuchi, Dean Research & Development, IIT Hyderabad stressed on the role of WiFi supplementing 5G. “In India, there is a heavy reliance on cellular access. Hence, new generation WiFi will play an important role in supplementing 5G,” said Kuchi.

“The amount of unlicensed spectrum made available for WiFi is extremely low in India. BIF thinks it would be a win-win for all to address this area,” said T.V. Ramachandran, President, BIF.

Other speakers at the same seminar includedTed Kaplan, CEO & Chief Systems Engineer at RKF Engineering, Dr. Farinaz Edalat, Senior Scientist at RKF Engineering, Dr. Punit Rathod, Lead, Technical Standards at Qualcomm, T.V. Ramachandaram, President at BIF, Rajat Mukarji, Director General, BIF and Debashish Bhattacharya, Sr. DDG, BIF.
CT Bureau

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