Press Release Category: Telecommunications

Image: Roof of the satnav world

Credit: ESA-Remedia A small forest of antennas sprouts from the roof of ESA’s Navigation Laboratory, based at the ESTEC technical center in the Netherlands, which is among the most frequently satnav-fixed locations on Earth. This is also the site of the very first Galileo positioning fix, acquired back in 2014 using the first quartet of…

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US regulator points to progress in allowing 5G at more airports

A cellular tower disguised as a palm tree at Los Angeles International Airport is pictured in January 2022 as aviation regulators and telecom companies work to address safety concerns connected to the activation of 5G service. US aviation officials reported progress Friday on allowing more 5G service near airports following negotiations with telecommunications providers, but…

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Could 5G really ground planes? Why the US has delayed rolling out the technology near airports

Credit: Simlinger/Shutterstock Several international airlines recently canceled flights into certain US airports over concerns the rollout of 5G mobile communication technology could interfere with some planes’ equipment. After warnings about the potential problem from aviation bosses and the Federal Aviation Administration, telecommunications companies AT&T and Verizon delayed activating some 5G masts around US airports. But…

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More evidence needed to establish 5G’s green credentials

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Widespread expectations that 5G will be a green technology are not currently backed up by a strong, publicly available, fully transparent evidence base, warns a review of the evidence on 5G energy use impacts by academics at the University of Sussex Business School. The research warns that existing academic and industry…

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Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over US 5G problem

An Emirates jetliner comes in for landing at the Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 11, 2019. Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology…

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Medevac helicopter flights could be grounded by new 5G rollout

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The critically ill newborn baby was whisked by helicopter Saturday from rural Silverton, Oregon, to a children’s hospital in Portland, the kind of life-saving transport Life Flight Network makes thousands of times a year. But starting Jan. 19, when new 5G wireless service kicks off across the country, such routine air-ambulance…

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Do you have an old cellphone? Read this, you may lose service

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Larry Miller admits he’s not too techy. He has a computer, but uses it as a word processor. He goes to the library regularly to check email or go on the internet. “I was dragged kicking and screaming into the computer age,” said the 82-year-old retired writer who lives in Springfield…

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AT&T, Verizon reject U.S. request to delay 5G wireless plans

A China Airlines cargo jet lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in New York. Verizon and AT&T have rejected a request by the U.S. government to delay the rollout of next-generation wireless technology. A joint letter Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, from the telecommunications giants to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg…

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UK firm closer to offering global internet via satellites

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A Russian Soyuz rocket on Monday took 36 more satellites from British operator OneWeb into orbit, bringing the company more than halfway towards its goal of providing global broadband internet. The London-headquartered company is working to complete the construction of a constellation of low earth orbit satellites providing enhanced broadband and…

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Aviation, wireless industries say they’ll cooperate on 5G solution

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Three industry groups embroiled in a heated debate over whether soon-to-be deployed 5G wireless services will interfere with aviation safety said in a joint statement Wednesday they will work collaboratively on a solution. Airlines for America, which represents the airline industry, the Aerospace Industries Association, which represents aircraft manufacturers, and CTIA,…

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Airborne remote sensing experiment completed on home-grown MA60 aircraft

The experiment area in Rizhao, Shandong. The area covers typical surface types including urban construction land, sea, arable land, forest, grassland, wetland, railway, and port. Credit: AIR With the landing of a MA60 aircraft, a comprehensive remote sensing experiment wrapped up in Rizhao City, Shandong Province on November 30, 2021. Starting November 7, the mission…

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