All members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have decided to allow a new class of low-power devices, including wearables, to use the 6 GHz frequency band. Tech behemoths like as Meta, Apple, Broadcom, and Google have backed this initiative, believing it would usher in a new era of wearable augmented and virtual reality. According to the FCC, this will lead to the creation of an ecosystem of cutting-edge apps that will affect companies, healthcare, education, and entertainment. This is a significant development for Meta’s smart glasses, which might improve operation even when they are not in locations with strong Wi-Fi.
Google’s hardware division for Pixel devices applauded the decision, saying it will benefit American customers and Pixel owners in particular for high-speed peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connectivity. Amazon also backed the FCC’s emphasis on 6 GHz innovation, pointing to its application in providing customers with the newest technologies.
Apple welcomed the FCC’s ruling as a step in the right direction. The plan to open the 6 GHz spectrum for unlicensed usage in 2020 was supported by key tech businesses when the FCC asked for comments, citing its importance for the next 5G ecosystem. They emphasized that granting low-power devices—such as AR/VR tools—access to this band will improve mobility and facilitate vital uses, such as helping the blind and teaching medical professionals. The firms also emphasized how crucial it is to utilize AR/VR glasses outside, especially for outdoor activities like hiking and jogging.