Airlines are concerned 5G wireless service may affect the ability to land planes
The Telecom industry agreed to delay the launch of 5G wireless services to try to resolve concerns that 5G signals can interfere with automated systems that pilots use when landing in poor weather. NYU WIRELESS Founding Director and David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering Theodore (Ted) Rappaport said “It's really not a sky-is-falling problem like you might read in the headlines. … The issue is that some of the older planes and older aircraft equipment that were built maybe 30 or 40 years ago do not have very good band-pass filters. They don't have very good filters on their receivers."