Among the speakers will be FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Wi-Fi Alliance President and CEO Edgar Figueroa, as well as industry luminaries from AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Cisco, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Facebook, and many more.
The goal of the congress is to showcase, discuss, and push forward a multitude of new opportunities in Wi-Fi, says Claus Hetting, Wi-Fi NOW Chairman and CEO. “Wi-Fi is the most successful wireless technology in history with close to 10 billion devices in operation. Our US event will be showcasing a long list of unprecedented opportunities that will create immense value for business and consumers alike in the coming decade and beyond. There never was a better time to get involved in Wi-Fi,” says Claus Hetting.
The congress will highlight new applications driven forward by the recent release of a new Wi-Fi standard called Wi-Fi 6. “Wi-Fi 6 is not only about serving up faster connectivity. It’s about delivering very high quality, predictable, even cellular-like Wi-Fi services everywhere, not just for Internet access but also to reliably connect machines for example in industrial applications. And Wi-Fi 6 is here today and ready to work for the benefit of all,” says Claus Hetting.
Industry experts will also discuss the potential impact of the FCC releasing the 6 GHz radio frequency band for use with Wi-Fi, which would more than double the amount of spectrum available to Wi-Fi today. The FCC under the leadership of Chairman Pai has already initiated a process that is expected to release the 6 GHz band to Wi-Fi use by early next year.
“We’re at a rare point in history where two highly unusual events are happening concurrently: The release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard and – very likely – at least a doubling of available Wi-Fi spectrum by next year. The two together will spark a surge in Wi-Fi innovation and vastly increase the value of Wi-Fi to businesses and consumers across the US,” says Claus Hetting.
For more about the event including speakers, program, and ticketing see www.wifinowevents.com/usa
SOURCE Wi-Fi NOW