US govt asks for delay in 5G wireless deployment – media — Analysis

According to reports, the US government asked 5G wireless technology companies to delay deployment due to safety concerns in aviation.

According to reports, US officials claimed that towers transmitting commercial 5G signals in the C-band wireless spectrum could interfere with plane signals. They asked for delay in the rollout.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson sent a letter to the heads of AT&T and Verizon, asking for a delay of no more than two weeks as part of a “proposal as a near-term solution for advancing the co-existence of 5G deployment in the C-Band and safe flight operations,” Reuters reported.

“We ask that your companies continue to pause introducing commercial C-Band service for an additional short period of no more than two weeks beyond the currently scheduled deployment date of January 5,”The following was the quote from the letter.

AT&T and Verizon confirmed to Reuters that they had received the letter and were reviewing it.

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Airlines for America (A4A) was notified by the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday. This union, which includes American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta, requested that the FCC postpone deployment of C-band spectrum, originally scheduled for January 5.

“Aircraft will not be able to rely on radio altimeters for numerous flight procedures and thus will not be able to land at certain airports,”The group composed.

CTIA and A4A, an Aerospace Industries Association were able to announce last week that they are working together. “identify the specific areas of concern for aviation.”Later, the A4A stated that the problem had not been solved as of December 30,  

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