FAA urges airlines to prepare for US C-Band 5G rollout

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has urged major airlines to address potential risks from C-Band 5G services set to launch around some airports next month.

Mid-range C-Band spectrum offers a compromise between the range and indoor penetration characteristics of low-range airwaves and the huge capacity offered by high-band frequencies.

AT&T and Verizon Wireless won C-Band licenses at an auction last year that raised $80 billion for the American government.

5G aviation threat 
However, the FAA is concerned that C-Band 5G could affect sensitive electronics, like altimeters, that rely on frequencies located between 4.2 and 4.4 …