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Regulators, carriers agree to phase in more C-Band use

Verizon, AT&T, aviation industry players and federal regulators say they have come up with a series of steps that will balance continued protection of aircraft radio altimeters from potential interference by terrestrial 5G C-Band operations, but allow the carriers to phase in expanded use of their C-Band spectrum near airports.

“We believe we have identified a path that will continue to enable aviation and 5G C-band wireless to safely co-exist,” said Acting Federal Aviation AdministrationAdministrator Billy Nolen. “We appreciate the willingness of Verizon and AT&T to continue this important and productive collaboration with the aviation industry.”

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