This is an important milestone for business, society and politics: More than 15 years after the last addition to the Wi-Fi spectrum, the EU today released a 500 MHz frequency block in the lower 6 GHz band for license-free use by Wi-Fi. Publication in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU) paves the way for […]
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Around 15 years ago, for the last time spectrum was released for Wi-Fi in Europe. A lot has happened on the wireless market since then: Rapidly growing numbers of Wi-Fi devices such as tablets and smartphones have become a part of everyday life. Wi-Fi is now an indispensable way of transporting data and services and, […]
There was major excitement in the digital world when the European Court of Justice issued its judgment on the Privacy Shield. After protracted wrangling, the data protection agreement between the European Commission and the USA was declared invalid. This consigned the so-called Privacy Shield to history. As a result, companies are now prohibited from using […]
The news tickers at technology media companies were overheating last week: The US government agency FCC had unanimously decided to release approximately 1,200 MHz (5925-7125 MHz) of frequency spectrum in the 6 GHz frequency range for WLAN use! That is equally great news for Wi-Fi enthusiasts, tech fans and companies as well. As producers, we are exuberant […]
Update following the end of the conference:The cellular industry arrived at the WRC 2019 with extremely far-reaching demands. Our particular concern as a wireless LAN manufacturer was losing the 6-GHz band to 5G. After all, we have long been working to ensure that, in the EU, parts of this band are soon to be released […]
Quadruple data throughput, more reliable access to high-traffic networks, higher performance, and lower battery consumption for end devices: There is much for users of wireless LAN to look forward to with the new WLAN standard, Wi-Fi 6. The IEEE has announced that the finalized standard is due to be ready soon.
5G is everywhere you look – all over the media. Though it’s not surprising, as spectrum auctions have been taking place throughout Europe since last year and will be continuing until 2020. Network operators who want to be future 5G players in Germany, for example, had to submit the necessary application documents to the German […]
If you have been around since the earliest days of the digital revolution, you won’t know it any other way: Electronic devices age fast, they go wrong, they die sudden deaths, they get hacked, or all at once they are incompatible with the state of the art. A couple of years go by, and what […]
The EU announced this ambitious project back in mid-2017: EUR 120 million of European funding will help communities across the EU to setup free Wi-Fi hotspots for citizens. The name: WiFi4EU. Now the time has come. Since last week, municipalities and IT service providers have been able to register for WiFi4EU.
The Wi-Fi industry has hotly anticipated this day for months: After initially downplaying the problem and months of unfathomable denial in Brussels, the EU Commission yesterday—just five days before the deadline—averted the impending EU-wide suspension of sales of Wi-Fi products with the introduction of an interim solution.