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WRC Allocates Spectrum For Wi-Fi, Earth Exploration Satellites

By | June 25, 2003

      At the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) underway in Geneva this week, delegates reached a tentative agreement to allocate an additional 455 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz band for wireless devices, including wireless local area networks (RLANs), that use the Wi-Fi standard.

      Delegates also agreed to allocate spectrum in the 5 GHz band to Earth exploration satellites and space research. They further agreed to protect radionavigation systems that use the band by upgrading them to primary status. The upgrade will protect U.S. Department of Defense radar systems.

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