Wi-Fi Alliance® furthers Automated Frequency Coordination specification and compliance development to accelerate Wi-Fi 6E
Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2021 – Wi-Fi Alliance® continues to advance development of the Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) system that maximizes spectrum access in the 6 GHz frequency band. Wi-Fi Alliance is proud to announce the release of two additional elements necessary for AFC system implementation: the AFC System Reference Model and AFC Device Compliance Test Plan. This accomplishment follows the publication of the AFC System to AFC Device Interface Specification earlier this year. By bringing together technical experts from a broad section of the industry, Wi-Fi Alliance is rapidly enabling Wi-Fi 6E deployment worldwide.
Wi-Fi Alliance continues to advocate for countries to make the 6 GHz band available to Wi-Fi®, unleashing the capacity, speed, and reduced latency benefits of Wi-Fi 6E. The AFC system, already adopted into 6 GHz regulatory framework in Canada and U.S., is also being considered by regulators in other countries. Development of this AFC system framework demonstrates the commitment by Wi-Fi Alliance to maximizing 6 GHz spectrum opportunity and accelerating delivery of Wi-Fi 6E benefits.
Wi-Fi Alliance development efforts on this innovative AFC system are ongoing, with the aim of ensuring worldwide adoption, interoperability, security, and reliability expected of Wi-Fi. Available AFC documents now include:
- AFC System Reference Model: describes the overall end-to-end AFC system architecture, covering the topology and related elements that make up the entire system
- AFC Device Compliance Test Plan: describes a compliance test program for communication of an AFC device under test (DUT) to the AFC system, including the format of information it must report to the AFC system
- AFC System to AFC Device Interface Specification: provides interface specifications for communication between an AFC device and an AFC system
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