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Wi-Fi Alliance reaches for peace over unlicensed LTE

Stephen Lawson | Oct. 12, 2015
Co-existence between the two could improve users' mobile experiences.

Instead of specific solutions, the guidelines are based on key performance indicators for things like throughput, latency and jitter. An LTE product could be certified for coexistence if it didn't send nearby Wi-Fi networks below those performance levels. 

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is looking into the debate over Wi-Fi and unlicensed LTE, but Figueroa said the Wi-Fi Alliance wants to keep the unlicensed ecosystem the way it is so innovation can continue. 

"An environment with minimal regulation has served us well for over 30 years," he said. "We believe the industry can address coexistence."

 

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