FAA concerns delay 5G rollout

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5th of November 2021

On Nov. 4, 2021, The Wall Street Journal reported that Verizon and AT&T have delayed their C-band rollouts by at least a month to help the Federal Aviation Administration address aircraft interference concerns. https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-t-verizon-to-delay-5g-rollout-over-faas-airplane-safety-concerns-11636039555

According to the journal:

  • The FAA wants to issue requirements that bar pilots from using some automated poor-weather safety systems that might conflict with the new 5G technology, according to The Journal‘s sources.
  • Air transport industry figures are worried this could play havoc with flights, but telecoms claim there’s no evidence to suggest the expanded 5G will create problems.


AT&T, Verizon to Delay 5G Rollout Over FAA’s Airplane Safety Concerns https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-t-verizon-to-delay-5g-rollout-over-faas-airplane-safety-concerns-11636039555

Verizon And AT&T Agree To Delay 5G Rollout Over FAA Concerns On Airplane Interference https://www.forbes.com/sites/kimberleespeakman/2021/11/04/verizon-and-att-agree-to-delay-5g-rollout-over-faa-concerns-on-airplane-interference/?sh=16d72e6e6f55

AT&T and Verizon will delay 5G expansion over aircraft safety issues https://news.yahoo.com/att-verizon-delay-c-band-5g-due-to-faa-164549890.html

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