Airlines Altimeters vs 5G Technology: What are the important concerns ?
The allocated frequency bands to Airline industry and 5G technology have close frequencies which can create interference
Airlines have raised many critical concern that the rollout of new 5G mobile technology in the United States could cause potentially dangerous interference with aircraft systems.
Airlines Altimeters infect measure the distance between an aircraft and the ground, a vital instrument when landing at night or during bad weather.
Two telecom operators Verizon and AT&T were doing roll out of their networks on Wednesday but agreed to delay their rollout near region of airports.
Here are some important points related to this.
The spectrum C-Band frequencies used for 5G networks are close to those used by the device altimeters of airplanes.US telecom operators were allocated frequencies between 3.7 and 3.98 gigahertz for their 5G telco networks which costs them around billions of dollars.
But the air aviation authorities have raised the concerned that the frequencies used by the telco mobile companies are too close for bands which are used by aircraft’s radio device altimeters, which operate between critical bands 4.2 and 4.4 GHz.