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DGCA writes to telecom dept, flags concern over rollout of 5G services

DGCA's concern comes after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) raised concerns over the last year since telecom operators in the US started rolling out 5G services


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Raising concerns regarding the 5G rollout, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has written to the Department of Telecom (DoT) on likely interference of the spectrum with aircraft, a media reported on Friday.

A radio altimeter provides direct-height-above-terrain information to several aircraft systems. 

According to a report published in The Indian Express, the primary concern for the aviation regulator is that altimeters and a part of the 5G telecom services operate in the C-Band.

The report added that the DGCA is working with the telecom department and has informed about its concerns. While for the telecom service providers, the C-Band represents a sweet

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First Published: Sep 23 2022 | 7:55 PM IST

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