Verizon Wireless and AT & T CEOs have rejected the request to postpone the deployment of 5G wireless services scheduled for January 5.
“The question of whether 5G operations can coexist safely with aviation has long been resolved,” executives wrote in a letter on Sunday.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Butigeg and the Federal Aviation Administration have previously expressed concern about aircraft interference.
AT & T and Verizon Communications rejected requests from Secretary of Transportation Pete Butigeg and the Federal Aviation Administration Delay the start of 5G wireless services Because there is concern about interference with airline electronic devices.
In a letter sent Sunday, AT & T CEO John Stanky and Verizon CEO Hans Bestberg were delayed by a previously scheduled “costly” month from December. After already agreeing, the release date stated that it plans to continue the 5G deployment planned for January 5.
“On New Year’s Eve, just five days before the C-band spectrum unfolds, we received a letter calling for further voluntary action to harm millions of consumers, businesses and government customers. Assisting the aviation industry and the FAA again after failing to resolve the issue during the costly 30-day delay. This was not considered the first issue, “the letter said. I am.
The letter details concerns about the potential for 5G’s “widespread unacceptable turmoil” in the aviation industry, sent by Butigeg and Federal Aviation Administration administrator Steve Dickson on 31 December. It was sent in response. The memo included a request to delay deployment for another two weeks and promise that AT & T and Verizon would place buffers around some airports.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told insiders on Sunday that the organization is “considering the latest letter from a radio company on how to mitigate interference from 5GC band transmissions.”
“US aviation safety standards will guide our next action,” a spokesman said in a statement.
Stanky and Bestberg in a letter devoted AT & T and Verizon Communications to preparing for the implementation of 5G services and comply with various federal rates and requirements, including “tens of billions” of payments to the U.S. government and satellite services. I added that I am doing it. For a wide range of spectral services.
Executives said, “Federal Communications Commission.” After the U.S. government declared that it was “lagging behind China” in 5G services, and following the February 2021 C-band spectrum auction.
Executives further said that 5G services already exist in 40 countries “deployed without adversely affecting aviation.”
“We pay close attention to the safety of our customers, employees and families who travel around the world for business and entertainment,” the executive wrote in a letter. “Our two companies are deeply committed to public safety and national security. Fortunately, the question of whether 5G operations can coexist safely with aviation has long been resolved.
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