IFT Classifies 5925-6425 MHz Frequency Range as License-Free Spectrum

Mexico - IFT Classifies 5925-6425 MHz Frequency Range as License-Free Spectrum
Posted by Admin in Mexico - 21-FEB-23
The Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) announced on February 16, 2023, the classification of the frequency segment of 5925-6425 MHz as free spectrum, which will allow its use by the general public without the need for a concession or authorization from the Institute. The 500 MHz classified will allow for the provision of new services with the technology known as WiFi-6E in Mexico. With the assignment of this segment, the amount of spectrum for WiFi services in the country will practically double, adding to the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands already used by these systems.

It is important to note that the 5925-6425 MHz segment is part of the 6 GHz band in which the WiFi-6E standard operates and the evolution to WiFi-7, which will allow for much faster internet access connections, with transmission channels of greater capacity and lower latency than those obtained with previous versions of these technologies.

The IFT carried out various actions to gather information, opinions, and proposals on the perspective, implications, and future use of this band, from both industry and academia, and the general public. This included the public consultation on the "Questionnaire on the 5,925-7,125 MHz Frequency Band" and the public consultation on the "Draft Agreement through which the Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute classifies the frequency band of 5925-7125 MHz as free spectrum and issues the technical operating conditions of the band."

It should be noted that, under the operating conditions of this license-free spectrum, it can be used for low-power systems indoors and very low-power systems both indoors and outdoors. However, the agreement adopted by the Plenary does not include a determination on its outdoor use, which will be subject to study by the Institute.

Find the official announcement at the following link

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