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U.S. Wants New 5G Delay to Study Airplane Interference

The airline is asking the Federal Communications Commission to postpone the 5G deployment of AT & T and Verizon, where the company previously agreed to a one-month delay.

AT & T and Verizon Communications have previously agreed on a one-month delay in 5G. This speeds up mobile devices connecting to the network and allows users to connect many devices to the Internet without slowing down. (AP)

U.S. officials have urged carriers AT & T and Verizon to delay the deployment of the already postponed 5G network for up to two weeks amid uncertainties with critical flight safety equipment. did.

The deployment of high-speed mobile broadband technology in the United States was set for December 5, as aerospace giant Airbus and Boeing expressed concern about possible interference with devices used for altitude measurements. , Was postponed to January 5th.

US Secretary of Transportation Pete Butigeg and Federal Aviation Administration director Steve Dickson called for the latest delay in a letter sent to AT & T and Verizon, two of the largest carriers in the United States, on Friday. ..

The US letter “continues to suspend the introduction of commercial C-band services” (frequency range used for 5G) “an additional short term within two weeks of the current scheduled deployment date of January 5”. I asked the company.

Both companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Coexistence of 5G and safe flight

A letter from the US authorities guarantees that 5G services can be launched “as planned in January, with certain exceptions around priority airports.”

Officials say their priority is “to protect flight safety while ensuring that 5G deployment and aviation operations can coexist.”

In February last year, Verizon and AT & T were approved to begin using the 3.7-3.8 GHz frequency band on December 5, after obtaining a license worth tens of billions of dollars.

However, the launch date was postponed to January when Airbus and Boeing expressed concern about possible interference with airplane altimeters capable of operating at the same frequency.

The FAA requested more information about the equipment and issued a directive limiting the use of altimeters in certain situations. This has raised concerns about potential costs for airlines.

When Verizon and AT & T sent a letter to federal authorities in November confirming their intention to begin deploying 5G in January, more than required by US law until July 2022 until the FAA completes the investigation. Said to take preventive measures.

Due to the conflict between 5G networks and aircraft equipment, French authorities recommended that mobile phones carrying 5G be turned off by plane in February.

French civil aviation officials have stated that interference from signals of nearby frequencies with the radio altimeter can cause “serious” errors during landing.

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Source: AFP

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