The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has performed the first global live demo of an end-to-end AFC system to enable Wi-Fi 6E technology which aims to enable outdoor Wi-Fi 6E usage in collaboration with HPE and Federated Wireless. This trial reinforces Saudi Arabia’s global leadership as the country with largest amount of license-exempt spectrum globally and the first country in Europe, Middle East and Africa, to make the entire 6 GHz band license-exempt.
The demo signifies an important milestone in the adoption of data-driven of spectrum smart management in Saudi Arabia, as well as the expansion of Wi-Fi 6E capabilities to optimize the potential of Wi-Fi technologies while protecting existing users in the band, in addition to strengthening collaboration between the commission and its global partners.
The commission also seeks to adopt the latest spectrum management systems and technologies to further enhance the quality of wireless services such as public Wi-Fi and enable the widespread adoption of Wi-Fi 6E across Saudi Arabia.
These efforts also represents a continuation of CITC’s global leadership in wireless technologies and Wi-Fi 6E, in line with its mandate to support the digital transformation efforts of KSA as its digital regulator.