Earlier this year the FCC allowed the 6GHz band to be used for Wi-Fi, this was dubbed “Wi-Fi 6E”. Now Qualcommm unveiled its first two 6E modems aimed at mobile applications – the FastConnect 6900 and 6700.
Wi-Fi 6E can use almost 1,200MHz of spectrum, a significant expansion of what was already available. Better yet, the spectrum is fresh, that is there are no legacy devices getting in the way. This also means that the spectrum is contiguous (it doesn’t have to go around legacy stuff), so it can fit a whopping seven 160 MHz channels – the 5 GHz band has room for only two.