Issue No 34: 6 December 2021
Proposed updates to the Low Interference Potential Devices Class Licence for 6 GHz RLANs
The Communications Alliance Satellite Services Working Group (SSWG) has provided a submission to the ACMA on their proposed updates to the Low Interference Potential Devices (LIPD) Class Licence for the 6 GHz radio local area networks (RLANs).
The SSWG accepts the ACMA’s proposal to allow RLAN equipment, such as next generation Wi-Fi 6e equipment, to operate at low power levels in the lower part of the 6 GHz band. The SSWG would also not oppose consideration of the upper 6 GHz band for RLANs in the LIPD class licence, subject to the same technical constraints as the lower 6 GHz for the protection of Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) uplinks.
However, the SSWG does not support higher power devices for outdoor use under a dynamic spectrum access system, such as the automatic frequency coordination (AFC) system, adopted in the U.S. Regional deployment of RLANs. These devices pose a long-term threat of aggregate interference to FSS uplinks in the 6 GHz band.
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