Japan – Changes to Wireless LAN systems operating in 5GHz and 6GHz bands

Japan has updated its Radio Law that will affect WLAN operation in the 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands. In brief these changes impact:

    • Allow the operation of WLAN systems in automobiles in the 5150-5250 MHz band. Power is limited to 40mW EIRP.
    • Allow operation in the 5925-6425 MHz band. This is a new allocation for Wi-Fi 6E devices. Devices can be used indoors with a power level of 200mW EIRP; or indoor and outdoors with a power level of 25mW EIRP.

These changes were enacted on 2 September 2022.