US airlines warn of chaos if new 5G services are launched
The largest US airlines have warned of the chaos that passengers will face if telecommunications companies continue to launch new 5G services in the C-band.
In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, the heads of leading air carriers demanded that 5G mobile communication services at frequencies of 3.7-3.8 gigahertz, which are being put into circulation by telecommunications giants Verizon and AT & T, do not work near major airports, as this may interfere with sensitive devices equipped with aircraft.
AT&T and Verizon said they would delay a planned rollout of 5G services near key U.S. airports after airlines warned of significant disruptions to flights https://t.co/6JQQywYmU9 pic.twitter.com/LQdaXUIS4S— Reuters (@Reuters) January 19, 2022
Other airlines joined the statement of the directors of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
So far today, Air India, ANA, Japan Airlines, and Emirates have cancelled some services to the United States due to concerns the deployment of 5G wireless networks could affect the radio altimeters in the aircraft used on these routes. pic.twitter.com/xkFtRauxCk— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 18, 2022
All of them insist on the need for urgent measures to prevent disruptions in passenger and cargo transportation, as well as in the delivery of medical supplies, including vaccines.
Don’t worry about the Airlines and the 5G issue tomorrow The Biden Group is on it ????????♀️ pic.twitter.com/a2P7tfJmWh— Jilly⚡️XRP ???????????????????????? (@JillRTeamXRP) January 19, 2022
Verizon and AT&T said they will stop some of the planned 5G network rollouts near airports across the U.S. NBC News’ Hallie Jackson reports on the battle between tech and travel after top airline CEOs warn of a potential flight interruption with aircraft technology. pic.twitter.com/tde9SyfBWH— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2019) January 19, 2022