AT&T, Verizon propose temporary 5G limits to address FAA concerns

AT&T and Verizon on Wednesday agreed to limit certain 5G services for six months as federal regulators investigate concerns regarding signal interference with aircraft sensors.

iPhone 5G LogoThe changes, which will see a nationwide reduction in 5G signal transmission over the C-band spectrum, were detailed in a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission, reports The Wall Street Journal. Additional precautions include tighter restrictions on power output near airports and helipads, modifications that should assuage concerns voiced by the Federal Aviation Administration.”While we remain confident that 5G poses no risk to air safety, we are also sensitive to the Federal Aviation Administration’s desire for additional analysis of this issue,” the letter to FCC acting chair Jessica Rosenworcel reads.

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