Significant concerns with respect to aviation safety have been raised by the US government’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about a plan to use spectrum for 5G wireless networks.

They also plan to issue a formal warning about the issue, voicing alarm about the plan to use C-Band spectrum for more than a year. Network carriers are expected to begin using the spectrum starting December 5 in 46 markets.

The Federal Communications Commission, however, said that it remains committed to ensuring air safety and that the agency’s successful track record demonstrates its success in moving forward with the deployment of new technologies that support American business and consumer needs.

The FAA had called for a meeting with the aviation industry on October 14 to talk about the issue where FAA and FCC officials held several rounds of discussions.

Wireless trade group CTIA further informed on Friday that 5G networks can safely use C-band spectrum without causing harmful interference to aviation equipment.

They also gave reasons why active 5G networks using this spectrum band in 40 countries will be beneficial and that any delay in activating this spectrum could risk America’s competitiveness.

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