Anatel assigns 6GHz band for Wi-Fi use

5 Mar 2021

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has approved a proposal to open the complete 5925MHz-7125MHz (6GHz) band for unlicensed Wi-Fi 6E access. According to the watchdog, the use of the 6GHz band for Wi-Fi could unlock huge economic benefits, potentially helping to contribute a staggering USD112.1 billion to Brazil’s GDP between 2021 and 2030.

Industry advocacy group the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) notes that fellow Latin American nations Colombia, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Peru and Argentina are all expected to make decisions on the future of the 6GHz band later this year.