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WASHINGTON — The Defense Department will focus on preventing interference to aviation instruments rather than trying to stop the Federal Communications Commission from auctioning C-band spectrum used for 5G communication, officials tell Defense News. The Pentagon’s decision comes despite industry’s concerns about the functionality of a key aviation technology, which led to a Dec. 1 memo from...
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Image credit: DOD Source: https://www.defensenews.com/2020/12/21/the-military-is-scrambling-to-understand-the-aviation-crash-risk-from-a-new-5g-sale/ By: Valerie Insinna and Aaron Mehta, December 21 at 5:00 AM WASHINGTON — As part of a broader move to boost the 5G industry in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 8 began auctioning a portion of C-band electromagnetic spectrum, a move the committee’s chairman, Ajit Pai, celebrated as “a...
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Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-07/plane-crash-risk-seen-rising-on-fcc-plan-to-expand-5g-spectrum By Todd Shields, Alan Levin, and Helene Fouquet December 7, 2020, 7:31 PM GMT+2Updated on December 8, 2020, 12:42 AM GMT+2 Study warns of interference with electronics on airliners FCC says use of airwaves is safe and will open auction Tuesday A plan to redeploy spectrum for super-fast 5G wireless networks is sparking concern among aviation safety experts...
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November 10, 2020 A white paper by an aviation watchdog warns of ‘catastrophic failures’ if 5G moves into the spectrum traditionally used by civil aircraft. BY MICHAEL VERDON A white paper by the RTCA, a private-public aviation partnership that advises the Federal Aviation Administration, warns that 5G technologies could pose a “major risk…of harmful interference” to radar on...
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Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/cellphone-carriers-lobby-against-pentagon-plan-for-national-5g-network-11602271148?mod=e2tw Defense Department would bypass usual auction process for airwaves; AT&T CEO visited White House to argue against it. Two federal agencies are moving forward with conflicting plans to commercialize a valuable chunk of wireless spectrum controlled by the Defense Department, leaving the future of an asset worth tens of billions of dollars in...
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Source: https://captainjetson.com/featured/how-5g-technology-affects-flight-safety-alpa-weighs-in/ Excerpt: Capt. Jimmy Smith Looking forward to getting full 5G performance out of your cellphone? 5G technology sounds promising and exciting. However, there is a little known fact that this could affect flight safety. This is a detail so serious it could potentially cause an airplane crash! The Aviation community versus 5G versus Flight Safety The...
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Aviation Health & Safety in the Digital Age Radio-frequency (RF) Exposure from Mobile Devices and In flight WiFi A New Human Factor? http://docplayer.net/13008781-Aviation-health-safety-in-the-digital-age-radio-frequency-rf-exposure-from-mobile-devices-and-in-flight-wifi-a-new-human-factor.html Excerpts: There is evidence of adverse effects on human health and performance from exposure to electro magnetic radiation, especially radio frequency/microwave radiation from mobile communication technology.So the position that the “low level”...
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