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What CISOs need to know about Wi-Fi 6E

Published 24 - August - 2021
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Source: CSO
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Until now, there were limitations on some of the heavier network related devices like virtual reality, but with more connectivity available, a whole raft of new devices will enter the market as manufacturers look to make money from this newer capability.

Quotes from Paul Holland, ISF Principal Research Analyst

In April 2020, the FCC voted to open 6 GHz for unlicensed use, meaning that electrical consumer products such as phones, tablets, laptops, and routers could benefit from the enhanced Wi-Fi performance. Commenting last year, FCC chairman Ajit Pai said, “I expect that 6 GHz unlicensed devices will become a part of consumers’ everyday lives. And I predict the rules we adopt today will play a major role in the growth of the internet of things, connecting appliances, machines, meters, wearables, smart televisions, and other consumer electronics, as well as industrial sensors for manufacturing.”

As Wi-Fi usage increases, CISOs will need to be aware of its benefits and challenges.

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