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Wireless Innovation Forum Congratulates AFC Systems Operators on FCC Conditional Approval
[November 03, 2022]

Wireless Innovation Forum Congratulates AFC Systems Operators on FCC Conditional Approval

The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) congratulates the Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) systems operators granted conditional approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). AFC systems manage spectrum access for 6 GHz band standard power unlicensed devices.

Forum member AFC Systems operators granted conditional approval include Google, Comsearch Sony Group, Kyrio, Nokia Innovations, Federated Wireless, Qualcomm, Plume Design and RED Technologies. Additional companies include Broadcom, Keybridge Wireless, Wireless Broadband Alliance and Wi-Fi Alliance.

The FCC made the announcement in Public Notice DA-22-1146A1. Conditional approval begins the next phase of the process toward full commercial operations. Per the Public Notice: "As these thirteen entities continue to develop their AFC systems, the next step in the approval process will entail testing to verify that they operate in accordance with the Commission's rules."

The Forum's 6 GHz Committee has been very active in standards creation for the 6GHz band and recently updated it's 6 GHz Functional (Technical) Specification (WINNF-TS-1014), which can be found here:

To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, or to become involved with the SSC, visit

About the Wireless Innovation Forum

Established in 1996, the Wireless Innovation Forum™ comprises an international group of equipment vendors, subsystem vendors, software developers, technology developers, communication service providers, research and engineering organizations, academic institutions, government users, regulators and others who share the common business interests of advancing technologies supporting the innovative utilization of spectrum and the development of wireless communications systems, including essential or critical communications systems. Forum projects are supported by platinum sponsor Thales.

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