Both AT & T and Verizon planned to launch a new 5G service on Wednesday. However, after major airlines expressed concern about services that interfered with aircraft technology, the two companies announced a suspension of service deployment near several airports.
according to ABC NewsOn Tuesday, both AT & T and Verizon announced a decision to suspend some deployments. At this time, it is not clear how long things will be suspended. However, this decision will be made after the airline has stated that it wants to ban new services at least two miles away from the airport runway.
AT & T first announced a decision to delay turning on new cell towers around the runways of some airports as they are working with federal regulators to understand the problem. Verizon said it would launch 5G services, adding that it “voluntarily decided to limit 5G networks around the airport.”
They also added that the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) “could not completely resolve 5G navigation around the airport.”
CEOs of several major airlines say the interference of this new 5G service will make flights impossible, and the impact will be worse than originally thought. In a letter to officials, they said, “Frankly, the country’s commerce will stop.”
The Biden administration also played a role in the decision to suspend service near the airport when AT & T and Verizon tried to resolve the issue between the airport and the airline. “We can avoid catastrophic disruptions to passenger movement, cargo operations, and economic recovery, while at the same time over 90% of our wireless tower deployments on schedule,” Biden said in his decision. Said.
Major airlines that have expressed concern about using the new 5G services near the airport include United, American, Delta and Southwest.
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AT & T and Verizon will suspend new 5G services near some airports after warning airlines to interfere with aircraft technology
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