5G: In the US, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) maintains an alert status regarding possible interference with aircraft

The US air regulator has expanded its warning regarding the potential interference of 5G with devices on board aircraft.

When it comes to aviation security, different countries take it very seriously and this is especially the case in the United States now. At the beginning of November, US operators stopped the deployment of 5G in the 3.7 – 3.8 GHz band and a few days ago, The regulator has expanded its warning regarding this bandwidth The process must be resumed on January 5th.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued this security alert for airline operators to take into account that the 5G mobile phone network can interfere with instruments on board aircraft during the take-off and flight phases.

5G that is being deployed across the Atlantic is currently implemented on the 3.7 – 3.8 GHz frequency, which is very close to the operating frequency of the gauges without interference since they operate at above 4 GHz but the bands are close enough for the potential for interference to occur.

Since last Wednesday, operators as well as airlines have agreed to this Share more data In order to avoid stopping 5G rollout in this popular C band, according to Bloomberg.

The FAA is working on a solution

In its alert issued last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) identified 17 features and safety systems that could give false indications if 5G waves would interfere with them, including useful altimeters during landing. Therefore, the authority works with the various parties to find a solution Allowing 5G to coexist with these measurement tools.

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Various regulators are somewhat confident of the consequences of this case and the United States should join the list of 40 countries that use this frequency band for 5G.

In France, a similar situation has already occurred. In November 2020, the DGCA also expressed reservations about deploying 5G in the 3.5GHz band around airports and the deployments finally resumed in February 2021.

Brooke Vargas

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