European Commission Updates Usage Conditions for 5 GHz Wi-Fi

, 2022-03-03

The European Commision (EC) has sucessfully implemented a new Decision 2022/179 which clarifies and harmonizes the spectrum usage of wireless access systems (WAS) including radio local area networks (RLAN) in the 5 GHz frequency band.

Indoor implementation requires special attention as it has become possible to install WAS/RLANs in road vehicles.

The decision is dated February, 8th 2022.

By March, 31st 2022 EU member states are to make available the frequency bands of

  • 5150–5250 MHz,
  • 5250–5350 MHz and
  • 5470–5725 MHz 

for the implementation of WAS/RLANs in accordance with the technical conditions mentioned in the Annex of the aforementioned decision.

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