IATA on alarm over the deployment of 5G C-band in the US
The International Air Transport Association has welcomed the delay in the deployment of the network near airports but warns that it is only a temporary solution
IATA welcomed the decisions by ATT and Verizon to delay the rollout of C-Band 5G near airports and thanks the Biden Administration for its continued efforts to ensure passenger and cargo operations are not disrupted. But the delay is only a temporary solution. It is still necessary for all stakeholders and regulators, from both aviation and telecommunications, to continue to share the necessary technical information and work together to reach a successful implementation plan that will ensure that 5G C-band technologies can co-exist peacefully. safe with the aviation industry. Any mitigation measures to ensure a safe flight must be operationally feasible. To that end, IATA urges the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).