European Commission (EC) - Usage Conditions for 5 GHz Wi-Fi

March, 2022

The European Commision (EC) has implemented a new Decision 2022/179 which clarifies and harmonizes the spectrum usage of Wireless Access Systems (WAS) including radio local area networks (RLAN) in the 5 GHz frequency band.

Indoor implementation requires special attention as it has become possible to install WAS/RLANs in road vehicles.

By March, 31st 2022 EU member states are to make available the frequency bands of

  • 5150–5250 MHz

  • 5250–5350 MHz and

  • 5470–5725 MHz

for the implementation of WAS/RLANs in accordance with the technical conditions mentioned in the Annex of the aforementioned decision.

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