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FCC selects Plume for WiFi 6E

November 8, 2022

Plume, the personalised communications services pioneer, has been selected by the FCC as one of the first cohort of industry players to proceed with the testing of automated frequency control (AFC) systems in the US in the 6 GHz frequency band. Globally, Plume’s cloud-based control system serves more than 43 million homes and already supports WiFi 6E, allowing low-power transmission in the 6 GHz band.

The FCC’s conditional approval allows Plume, along with 12 other WiFi industry players such as Broadcom, Google, Qualcomm, and Sony Group, to proceed with testing their AFC systems. Once fully approved, Plume would be among the first to integrate an AFC system into its products and services, providing its access points (APs) with the highest transmit power level possible.

“Bringing the benefits of an AFC system to our customers would be a natural extension of Plume’s existing cloud- and AI-driven services and an important part of our commitment to delivering cutting-edge products that deliver optimal in-home experiences,” said Sandeep Rai, VP of Software at Plume. “Plume’s ultimate vision is to enable the use of an AFC system in all households that are managed in the Plume Cloud. Our goal is to enable our CSP customers to take greater advantage of the 6 GHz band and the increased WiFi capacity that it brings to deliver even better experiences to their subscribers.”

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