The biggest US phone firms sided with the US government in delaying the rollout of 5G services in the following week due to issues related to the aviation ministry.
The two biggest phone companies in the USA – AT&T and Verizon- agreed to delay the rollout of C-bandwidth wireless signals due to concerns the Federal Aviation Administration put forward regarding Aviation safety by two weeks.
The two biggest aeroplane makers: Boeing and Airbus, raised concerns regarding the 5G adversely affecting the ability of aircraft to operate safely and causing massive disruptions and delays. Therefore, they requested a two-week delay in implementation for the smooth functioning of both sides. Over the next 14 days, the Aviation administration would look to lessen the flight disruptions associated with 5G deployment.
The introduction of 5G is a groundbreaking achievement as it can support up to a million devices per square kilometre leading to high-speed transmission(50Mbps to 1Gbps) due to high-frequency radio waves. It can be implemented in the low, mid, and high band millimetre wave, 24Ghz-54Ghz. And the USA, South Korea, and China have taken the lead globally in implementing.
South Korea became the first nation to roll out in 2019. But the technology is challenging because it interferes with the equipment of planes and helicopters that track aircraft’s altitude and could threaten and prohibit landings in poor visibility, creating large-scale delays, diversions, and cancellations.
This is concerning not just in terms of safety but also revenue losses. The aviation industry has already suffered immense losses due to corona lockdown, leading to a worldwide travel decrease.
What is 5g?
The fifth-generation mobile network is referred to as 5G. After 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, it is an emerging world wireless standard. 5G allows for creation of a new type of network that connects nearly everyone and everything, including machines, objects, and gadgets.
5G wireless technology is designed to provide multi-gigabit per second peak data speeds, ultra-low latency, more excellent dependability, huge network capacity, increased availability, and a more consistent user experience for a more significant number of users. Higher performance and efficiency allow for new user experiences and industry connections.
Effect of 5G on the economy
Global growth is being fueled by 5G.
• Global economic production of 13.1 trillion dollars
• The creation of $22.8 million in new jobs
• Over the next 15 years, 5G CAPEX and R&D worldwide will total $265 billion.
5G’s total economic impact will likely be realized across the globe by 2035, supporting a wide range of businesses and potentially enabling up to $13.1 trillion in products and services, according to a groundbreaking 5G Economy study.