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FAA identifies means for 5G C-band wireless deployment without aviation disruption

June 22, 2022

In its latest update on 5G, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) laid out last week a phased approach by which it says commercial air travel and 5G C-band deployment could co-exist, without interruption.

Companies like Verizon and AT&T have increasingly transitioned into 5G as a means of enhancing service, but concerns have stalked the moves, largely over how they might disrupt aviation. Now, however, the FAA said that operators of regional aircraft with radio altimeters most susceptible to interference would instead have to retrofit them with radio frequency filters swiftly. In return, wireless companies will continue to voluntary mitigate some aspects of 5G deployment until next year.

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