During the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) in November/December 2023, the ITU will review the use of the radio-frequency spectrum. In particular, the delegates will consider whether to designate the 6.425-7.125 GHz frequency band “upper 6 GHz band” for International Mobile Telecommunications (WRC Agenda Item 1.2).
In view of the preparation of the EU’s position for the conference, the FTTH Council Europe favours license-exempt use of 6GHz upper band. To ensure that the consumers fully benefit from the FTTH deployment, future-proof fibre access networks should be completed, within premises, by equally performing connectivity solutions. License-exempt usage would allow anyone to use the spectrum, based on a common set of access rules, providing the possibility to implement the full 6 GHz band for licence-exempt use for Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 7, and future Wi-Fi generations.