The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) listed 50 U.S. airports that will have a buffer zone before the rollout of 5G on January 19.
The list includes airports in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Detroit, Dallas, Philadelphia, Seattle and Miami. This decision will help address the impact of the 5G network on the aviation sector.
The FAA warned that despite the buffer around selected airports, 5G wireless connections could still disrupt flights.
According to the FAA, “even with the temporary buffer around 50 airports, 5G deployment will increase the risk of disruption during low visibility including flight cancellations, diverted flights, and delays during periods of low visibility.”
Major airports such as Denver, Atlanta and Ronald Reagan Washington National were not included because 5G has not yet been deployed.
Some airports were not included because “5G towers are far enough away that a natural buffer exists.”
The FAA said other airports are not listed because they currently cannot allow low-visibility landings.
In delaying the rollout of 5Gwireless, the FAA said it had the time needed to minimize disruption while giving companies more time to prepare.
For more information, read the original story in Reuters.