Industry News -1-7-22

Wireless companies will most likely tell you that there have been plenty of hurdles for 5G deployment, and the new year has started with yet another one. Airlines for America, a trade association representing larger domestic passenger and cargo carriers has asked the FCC to delay 5G rollout in the vicinity of major airports; claiming that the C-Band spectrum used by the service could interfere with numerous flight procedures including radio altimeters. A New York Post article on the matter offered that AT&T and Verizon had previously agreed to a one- month delay and other sources say the two will delay an additional two weeks after receiving a request from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on the matter. Verizon did announce in brighter 5G news that it still intends to cover 100 million people in 1,700 cities with faster connections this month.