back to article FCC taps 13 providers to manage 6GHz band access for new Wi-Fi standards

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has conditionally approved 13 proposed automated frequency coordination (AFC) systems to manage spectrum access for unlicensed devices in the 6GHz band. The aim is to prevent new Wi-Fi kit from interfering with existing users in the stated space. The FCC's Office of Engineering …

  1. Yet Another Hierachial Anonynmous Coward
    Facepalm

    Seriously?

    Seriously, someone in the FCC thought that AFC was a good TLA to use for Automatic Frequency Co-ordination ?

    Presumably they have no idea of radio technology, or even looked up the most basic of tech dictionaries to see if the term had already been in use for the past 100 odd years.

  2. IGotOut Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Hmm

    "....are used to support utilities, public safety, and wireless backhaul services"

    If only some sort of protected licensing method to ensure such important services are not interferred with, rather than using an unlicensed free for all.

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