US carriers Verizon and AT&T have delayed the rollout of the C-Band-5G by two weeks, following a request from the US government and the airline industry. This sector fears that higher 5G frequencies will disable altimeters.
Telecom providers now want to offer the C-Band-5G from January 19th, Reuters writes. Initially, providers wanted to sell 5G service starting Wednesday, January 5th. Telecom companies want to use the coming weeks to conduct research with the telecom industry and government on the devastating effects of 5G and how to prevent it.
The problem revolves around 5G frequencies from 3.7GHz to 3.98GHz, Writes the Federal Aviation Administration. It is very close to aircraft altimeters, which use the 4.2 GHz to 4.4 GHz frequency range. the So the FAA was banned Late last year, the use of landing systems in areas where 5G frequencies could disrupt these systems. These systems are usually only used during periods of low vision; So planes may not land under this procedure if visibility is poor and 3.7GHz-5G is active.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said it has been warning about the devastating effects of 5G since 2015 and thanks carriers for voluntarily delaying the use of frequencies. Service providers had previously promised to set up exclusion zones around airports, where the C-Band-5G frequencies would not be used. However, the FAA does not believe these exclusion zones are large enough. Distribution of the C-Band-5G in the Netherlands has also been delayed, due to the satellite carrier Inmarsat uses the frequency band.
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