To further enhance the quality of wireless services such as public WiFi and enable the widespread adoption of WiFi 6E across Saudi Arabia, the commission also seeks to adopt the latest spectrum management systems and technologies
The first global live demo of an end-to-end AFC system to enable WiFi 6E technology has been performed by the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC). It aims to enable outdoor WiFi 6E 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.
In addition to expanding collaboration between the commission and its global partners, the demo is an essential milestone for adopting the data-driven of spectrum smart management in Saudi Arabia as well as expanding the capabilities of WiFi 6E to enable the full realisation of the potential of WiFi technologies while protecting existing users in the band.
To further enhance the quality of wireless services such as public WiFi and enable the widespread adoption of WiFi 6E across Saudi Arabia, the commission also seeks to adopt the latest spectrum management systems and technologies.
In line with its mandate to support the digital transformation of KSA as its digital regulator, these efforts are also a continuation of CITC’s global leadership in wireless technologies and WiFi 6E.
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