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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance | Wi-Fi 6E in Peru: DSA celebrates MTC’s choice to allow unlicensed entry to the 6 GHz band, bringing advantages for Peruvians and the economic system

It is predicted that unlicensed entry to the 6 GHz band will add US$ 22.87 billion to the Peruvian economic system between 2021 and 2030.

Lima, Perú, May 4, 2021: Ministerial decision 373-2021-MTC/01 and Viceministerial decision N° 162-2021-MTC/03 adopted by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Peru (MTC), printed final Friday established necessary measures to enhance connectivity within the nation. “Highlighted was the possibility of accessing 1200 MHz of spectrum in the 5925-7125 MHz band for Wi-Fi 6E, which will benefit millions of Peruvians and additionally will boost the country’s economy”, stated Martha Suarez, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA).

Unlicensed entry to the 6 GHz band will add the financial worth of US$ 15.83 billion in GDP contribution, US$ 3.6 billion in producer surplus to Peruvian enterprises, and US$ 3.40 billion in client surplus to the Peruvian inhabitants over the following 10 years. This is in keeping with the research: “Assessing the economic value of unlicensed use in the 6 GHz band in Perú” printed by DSA and Telecom Advisory Services LLC (TAS). This research assessed the financial worth of unlicensed use of the band in Perú, by evaluating totally different sources of worth just like the affect on the protection and affordability, the elevated pace by lowering Wi-Fi congestion, the improved deployment of municipal Wi-Fi and the deployment of Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots which offer Internet entry to households that can’t afford a broadband plan. Results revealed that enabling license-exempt entry to the 1200 MHz generates an financial profit from the start.

“Due to the extensive usage on almost every aspect of our lives today such as remote education, work and commerce, the MTC decision to dedicating more spectrum to Wi-Fi over 6 GHz effectively supports the modern digital ecosystem”, stated Martha Suarez. “Unlicensed access to the whole 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi will be critical to allow growing ultra-fast Wi-Fi demands for new applications and new industries.”

From 5925 to 7125 MHz it’s attainable to function seven 160 MHz channels that may grant sufficient capability to fulfill new functions similar to HD video, Augmented and Virtual Reality. Moreover, this choice will improve the aptitude for mobile off-loading, because the Cisco forecasts estimate that about 54% of cellular site visitors in Latam might be routed to Wi-Fi networks by 2022.

The MTC is shifting in the appropriate route by permitting extra environment friendly use of the spectrum within the 6 GHz band as the present incumbent companies can proceed to thrive within the band with out receiving any dangerous interference and on the identical time tens of millions of recent customers can profit from the newest era of Wi-Fi.

The Viceministerial decision is the results of a clear course of that had two public consultations, one public listening to of events and lots of contributions from trade and totally different stakeholders. This choice is aligned with the regional developments the place already seven international locations have determined to authorize unlicensed entry to the complete 6 GHz band (United States, Chile, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Peru).

DSA additionally celebrates the choice to allow the usage of TV White Spaces applied sciences within the 470 MHz to 698 MHz band. It establishes the situations for modern enterprise fashions required to offer sustainable broadband Internet entry in unserved or underserved areas.


About the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is a world group advocating for legal guidelines and rules that may result in extra environment friendly and efficient spectrum utilization. The DSA’s membership spans multinationals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and tutorial, analysis, and different organizations from around the globe, all working to create modern options that may enhance the quantity of accessible spectrum to the good thing about customers and companies alike.

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