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April 27, 2021 Source: https://www.reuters.com/technology/fcc-votes-approve-spacex-satellite-plan-official-2021-04-27/ Reuters, David Shepardson The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Tuesday it had voted to approve a SpaceX plan to deploy Starlink satellites at a lower earth orbit as part of the company’s push to offer space-based broadband internet service. The decision, which Reuters reported earlier on Tuesday, includes...
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Gupta A, Chennatt JJ, Singla T, Barabari GS. The Surgeon and the Smartphone – is the Association Really Smart? Hellenike cheirourgike. Acta Chirurgica Hellenica. 2020 ;92(5):177-181. DOI: 10.1007/s13126-020-0571-6. Abstract The aim of this literature review is to encompass the importance of integrating smartphones in the life of a surgeon especially in the era of the...
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M Kocifaj, F Kundracik, J C Barentine, S Bará, The proliferation of space objects is a rapidly increasing source of artificial night sky brightness, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 2021;, slab030, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/slab030 Abstract The population of artificial satellites and space debris orbiting the Earth imposes non-negligible constraints on both space operations and ground-based optical...
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Source: Ligado Cleared to Press On…For Now March 16, 2021 By Dawn M.K. Zoldi (USAF, Ret.) When most were focused on the transition of power in the White House, the day before the Inauguration and the very last day in office for the outgoing party, the FCC denied a petition to stay (delay) the Ligado Networks...
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/telecoms/387142-5g-spectrum-frozen-due-to-satellite-interference.html Jamie McKane, 19 February 2021 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has issued a moratorium on spectrum assignments in the 3.6GHz – 3.8GHz band, effectively locking out new applicants for acquiring spectrum in this band. The primary fixed wireless access (FWA) operator in this band is Rain, as it uses its...
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PARIS – The latest generation of smartphones, 5G, can interfere with aircraft altitude instruments, the French Civil Aviation Authority warned as it recommended they should be turned off during flight. “The utilisation of 5G devices onboard aircraft could lead to risks of interference that could potentially result in errors in altitude readings,”  a spokesman for the agency...
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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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