Developers hope the 6 GHz band is cleared by 2020 for unlicensed use that would include both Wi-Fi and cellular. Wi-Fi proponents aim to retrofit 802.11ax for 6 GHz by that time and have an enhanced 6 GHz implementation available with EHT by 2023.More details at EE Times.
The EHT initiative comes on the heels of disappointment over the longer than expected time it took to finish the latest Wi-Fi upgrade. The .11ax spec, just now coming to market in pre-standard versions, took more than four years to finish, one of the longest 802.11 projects to date.
Next-gen WiFi to use 6GH and deliver 4x higher throughput
Posted on Monday, Jul 23 2018 @ 12:53 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck