Air travel worries prompt 5G delay

Although the Federal Aviation Administration had years to prepare, the agency has requested several delays to the planned rollout of 5G cellular phone and data networks out of concerns that the new frequencies will affect older airplane altimeters, which help planes land in low-visibility situations.

“With safety as its core mission, the FAA will continue to ensure that the traveling public is safe as wireless companies deploy 5G,” the agency said on Jan. 17, 2022. “The FAA continues to work with the aviation industry and wireless companies to try to limit 5G-related flight delays and cancellations.”

See also: Why are airlines squaring off against wireless companies over 5G?

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