OFCA: WLAN Devices can partially use 6 GHz Spectrum
The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) in Hong Kong has succesfully adopted new regulations in order to allow WLAN devices to utilize the 6 GHz spectrum partly. In late April, the OFCA published a new Class Licence and a new Technical Standard HKCA 1081 which enable indoor (up to 24 dBm EIRP) and outdoor (up to 14 dBm EIRP) operation in the band of 5.925-6.425 MHz.
All apparatus are supposed to be compliant with the ETSI EN 303 687 harmonised standard. However, indoor devices are allowed to diverge from the mentioned EU requirements, namely:
- Power Output Limit has been increased to 24 dBm EIRP;
- PSD has been increased from 10 dBm/MHz to 11 dBm/MHz.
Client devices are exempted from mandatory type approval processes, while 6 GHz capable Access Points are expected to be subject to obligatory conformity assessment and labelling requirements.