Why 5G is threatening to cause flight delays

Jan. 13, 2022
The FAA is worried about your cellphone again, Rebecca Heilweil for Vox reports.

WASHINGTON - Your 5G phone could soon start working like the amazingly fast 5G phone you heard about in TV commercials. On January 19, Verizon and AT&T plan to switch on new cellular frequencies that will boost connections for tens of millions of phones throughout the US. Once these airwaves are activated, you should be able to download a song to your phone in just a few seconds., Rebecca Heilweil for Vox reports. Continue reading original article.

Military & Aerospace Electronics:

13 Jan. 2022 - According to Vox, nearly 90 million 5G devices have been shipped in the U.S. Fifth-generation (5G) technology is more than 10 times faster than previous gen speeds. The C-band frequency used by 5G operates between 3.7 and 3.98GHz

Federal Aviation Administration is worried that 5G C-band signals, which are yet to be brought online for American cellular customers with 5G devices, may interfer with aircraft radio altimeters.

To assuage aviation concerns, wireless carriers have agreed to not transmit 5G signals at 50 airports the FAA selected for at least six months to test altimeter use in real-world conditions.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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