The Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, and the President of the National Communications Entity (Enacom), Claudio Ambrosini, led the announcement of the allocation of the spectrum band for the use and development of “Wi-Fi 6” technology, according to the entity.
Massa and Ambrosini launched with the presence of company representatives Goal; Intel, Qualcomm, Amazon, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), Broadcom, Cisco, HPE, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Federated Wireless.
It is about the authorization of the spectrum in the range from 5925 to 7125 MHz (6 GHz band) which will allow complete free use by the provider companies, which can coexist with the existing fixed link services and thus maximize the use of the spectrum.
“This is a decision closely linked to the economy because For Argentina, one of the five great economic players of the next ten years is the knowledge economy. For Argentina, the sale of services based on the enormous value and respect of its human capital, of the people, of the Argentines, for their training, for their work capacity, is one of the great powerhouses for generating exports.” Massa assured.
As officially detailed, the measure will allow the development of a higher quality Internet connection via Wi-Fiwhich supports future developments based on augmented reality, gaming, the metaverse, the Internet of Things and 5G.
At the same time, will enable SMEs and cooperatives to extend their connectivity offer based on competitive state-of-the-art services and reaching schools, hospitals and communities in urban, suburban and remote areas.
“We aspire that precisely Wi-Fi 6 allow competitiveness for regional economies, but also competitiveness for those who, due to talent and capacity, from different regions of the country can offer services to the world and often compete at a disadvantage due to what we call latency,” added Massa.
In turn, the president of Enacom highlighted that “Wi-Fi 6 technology will be available for university environments, in large industrial factories and also at home, to have a better quality of Wi-Fi and, of course, greater speed.”
As reported, the authorization of the spectrum will allow that training platforms for vocational and youth training be deployed, with virtual reality solutions, among other advantages.
Together with the president of @ENACOMArgentina @Ambrosinius and representatives of the main companies in the technology sector, we present WIFI 6, For an Argentina with More and Better Connected Homes, which assigns a spectrum band for the use and development of WIFI 6 technology. pic.twitter.com/Wo276HdiHG
— Sergio Massa (@SergioMassa) May 16, 2023
They participated in the presentation the full members of the Enacom board of directors: the vice president, Gustavo López; the directors appointed by the National Executive Power, Gonzalo Quilodrán and María Florencia Pacheco; the director proposed by the Bicameral Commission for the Promotion and Monitoring of Audiovisual Communication, Telecommunications Technologies and Digitization, Alejandro Gigena; the head of the Entity’s Cabinet, Ariel Martínez, and the coordinator of Technical Affairs, Diego Leiva.
For his part, they did it virtually Micaela Sánchez Malcolm, Secretary of Technological Innovation; Bill Davenport, Senior Director, Global Technology and Spectrum, Cisco; Chris Szymanski, Product Marketing Director, Wireless Communication and Connectivity at Broadcom; Leonardo Giordano, Country Manager Cisco Argentina; Lester García, Director of public policies for LATAM connectivity of Meta; Carlos Rebellon, Director of Government Affairs Spanish Speaking LATAM of Intel; Héctor Marín, Senior Director, Qualcomm Government Affairs; Daniela Rivera, Public Policy Manager MX Amazon; Mario de la Cruz Sarabia, Senior Director of Government Relations, Cisco Latin America; Maria Medrano, Director of Government Relations at HPE; Rodrigo Silveira, Apple Compliance Manager; Nihar Jindal, Google; Jennifer McCarthy, Federated Wireless; Marcelo Viggiano, Marketing Manager, Broadband and Video Latam, Broadcom.