Public Consultation on Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) In The 6 GHz Frequency Band

Public Consultation on Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) in the 6 GHz Frequency Band

In ensuring efficient use of spectrum while facilitating the development of new technologies and applications, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) published a Public Consultation (PC) document on 12 August 2021, inviting industry participants, interested parties and members of the public to submit recommendations, opinions, and comments on the potential use of the 6 GHz frequency band for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) in Malaysia under the Class Assignment.
The PC was carried out from 12 August to 11 October 2021. By the end of the PC period, MCMC received twenty-four (24) written submissions from telecommunication companies, satellite operators, system and equipment manufacturers, software and application providers and international organisations.

The Outcome

Following the Public Consultation on Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) in the 6 GHz Frequency Band, MCMC issues Class Assignment No. 1 of 2022 on 19 January 2022, which included an update on the Class Assignment for Short Range Device (Second Schedule) to allow the use of radiocommunications devices, including WLAN applications, in the 5925 MHz to 6425 MHz frequency band, subject to the conditions stipulated in the Class Assignment. The latest Class Assignment document can be found in this URL: http://www.mcmc.gov.my/en/spectrum/assignment-of-spectrum/class-assignment .

To ensure that Malaysia attains the best use of the 6 GHz spectrum, MCMC will continue to monitor the global development and international studies of the 6425 MHz to 7125 MHz frequency band, including the outcome of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 on this frequency band.


The Public Consultation responses can be found here:
Public Consultation Responses

Public Consultation Document

The Public Consultation paper can be found here: 

Public Consultation

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