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Verizon, AT&T Will Limit 5G Around Airports as Airlines Warn Of ‘Catastrophic’ Disruption

Verizon will limit service around some airports in an apparent concession to carriers’ concerns.
Verizon, AT&T will limit 5G around airports as airlines warn of 'catastrophic' disruption

NBC News

Verizon and AT&T will temporarily limit 5G service around some airports, the telecommunication giants said Tuesday, in the wake of airlines’ warnings about “catastrophic” disruption from this week’s rollout.

While Verizon is still set for a 5G launch Wednesday, which the company said will “enable more than 90 million Americans to experience the transformative speed,” it also acknowledged that some crucial “operational” issues have yet to be resolved.

“The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and our nation’s airlines have not been able to fully resolve navigating 5G around airports, despite it being safe and fully operational in more than 40 other countries,” Verizon said Tuesday afternoon in a statement announcing a temporary limit in service around some airports.

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