6GHz Multistakeholder Committee

The 6 GHz Band Multi-stakeholder Committee (6MSC) is a committee of The Wireless Innovation Forum that will serve as an industry body to study and specify sharing arrangements in spectrum designated for unlicensed operation within all or part of the 6 GHz band (5925-7125 MHz). The Committee will provide technical input to inform the FCC’s 6 GHz rulemaking and will facilitate the interpretation and implementation of the rulemaking that allows industry and regulators to collaborate on implementation of a common, efficient and well-functioning 6 GHz ecosystem.

See the Wireless Innovation Forum’s Comments to the FCC regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band here.

The initial activities to be conducted by the Committee include:

  • Defining:
    • Interference Protection Criteria
    • Propagation Modeling
    • Spectrum Occupancy Determination
    • Developing a Security Threat Assessment
    • Identifying AFC Requirements for Incumbent Protection

The approach to the committee’s work will emphasize the technical aspects of sharing while simplifying interfaces and requirements. This is done to advance innovative and competitive sharing approaches and to increase deployment speed of AFC systems.

The Committee is ultimately a standards and technical implementation forum for industry stakeholders and developers of the spectrum-sharing technologies. The Committee will not address policy-making or liability management but may occasionally make formal technical recommendations to the FCC or other regulatory bodies following the Forum’s standard policies and procedures.

The participants of this Committee should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Developers and operators of wireless equipment and devices
  • Developers and operators of spectrum sharing systems
  • Operators and service providers interested in deploying in the spectrum
  • Suppliers of systems and components operating in this spectrum
  • General users of spectrum outside of main providers
  • Policy makers, academics, and researchers
  • Liaisons from other standards groups with which joint work is desired or necessary

Committee Links


Participating Organizations

Airspan Networks
Amdocs
AT&T
CableLabs
Cambium Networks
Charter Communications
Cisco
Comcast
CommScope
CRC
CTIA
Ericsson
Fairspectrum
Federated Wireless
Google
iPosi
Keybridge
L3Harris
Midco
MITRE
Motorola Solutions
NIST 
Nokia
Optimum Semiconductor Technologies
Pathfinder Wireless
Qualcomm
REDTechnologies
Ruckus Networks
SOliD
Sony
T Mobile
Verizon
WISPA

Committee Projects