This month there have been ongoing discussions between US carriers Verizon and AT&T, US Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the deployment of C-band 5G towers in areas near major airports. The concern is with the potential for the C-band 5G towers deployed by US carriers Verizon and AT&T and the airport’s low-visibility equipment, particularly with altimeter interference.
The latest development is that US carriers and the FAA have reached an agreement on what steps should be taken to ensure the security of key airports while deploying more C-band 5G towers.
The FAA appreciates the strong communication and collaboration approach with wireless companies, which have provided more accurate data on the exact location of wireless transmitters and supported a more thorough analysis of how 5G C-band signals interact with sensitive aircraft instruments. The FAA used this data to determine it would be possible to safely and more accurately map the size and shape of the areas around airports where 5G signals are restricted, reducing the areas where wireless operators delay their antenna activation. turn into. This will allow the wireless carriers to safely turn on more towers while deploying new 5G service in key markets in the United States.
Earlier in January, US Airlines warned both wireless carriers and the FAA that interference was imminent if airlines lit C-band 5G towers near busy airports and that the airports would need to be allowed by the FAA to ground flights. to hold.
Shortly afterwards, Airlines asked the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to create a temporary buffer with a 2-mile radius around runways that are clear of C-band towers.
Verizon’s C-band 5G falls within the 3.7GHz spectrum, while AT&T’s operates on the 3.7GHz spectrum.
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