Wi-Fi Alliance® Statement on NTIA's 5 GHz Report

Jan 29, 2013, 15:27 ET from Wi-Fi Alliance

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wi-Fi Alliance® is pleased to see the progress shown by the NTIA report regarding the potential availability of up to 195 MHz of new spectrum in the 5 GHz band.  The additional spectrum will bring significant economic and social benefits by enabling continued innovation in Wi-Fi® technology.  We encourage U.S. government agencies to move quickly in this area, and to expedite the availability of the new spectrum such that unmet consumer and business needs can be satisfied.

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About Wi-Fi Alliance
Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi worldwide. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program was launched in March 2000. It provides a widely-recognized designation of interoperability and quality and it helps to ensure that Wi-Fi-enabled products deliver the best user experience. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 14,000 products, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets. Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Alliance®, WMM®, Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA), the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, the Wi-Fi logo, the Wi-Fi ZONE logo and the Wi-Fi Protected Setup logo are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, Wi-Fi Direct™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Multimedia™, WPA2™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™, Passpoint™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™, Miracast™, Wi-Fi ZONE™ and the Wi-Fi Alliance logo are trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance.

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