The US is eager to work with India to harness the benefits of the powerful 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi and towards global harmonisation of this spectrum, Ajit Pai, the top American communications regulatory official has said.
Addressing to the US-India Business Council webinar on creating alignment in the 5G Ecosystem, Mr. Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said, “during my visit to India in February, I had a good discussion with Indian officials about our 6 GHz efforts, so I know that India is interested in exploring the possibilities of unlicensed use in this band.
“I’m eager to work with my Indian counterparts and other leaders around the world to harness the benefits of the 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi and then work together toward global harmonisation of this spectrum, the senior Indian-American official said.
Ultimately, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G will complement each other nicely and form a powerful 1-2 punch of licensed and unlicensed innovation, he told the virtual audience.
“Asserting that the partnership between the US and India will be the defining one of the 21st century,” Mr. Pai said that over the past three-plus years, it’s been gratifying to see the bonds between the US and India grow stronger and stronger.