AT&T, Verizon CEOs reject FAA request to delay 5G expansions scheduled to begin January fifth

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg | Picture by Chris Welch / The Verge

In an ongoing battle pitting the FAA and airways in opposition to the FCC, Verizon, and AT&T over their deliberate launch of mid-band 5G service, the cellular carriers are declining a request by the FAA for a two-week delay.

Earlier this 12 months, an FCC public sale bought the 2 carriers rights to make use of so-called “C-band” frequencies at a worth of practically $70 billion. Verizon and AT&T are wanting to roll it out in order that along with providing ultra-fast 5G connectivity in particular areas utilizing high-band millimeter-wave expertise and far slower 5G over low-band frequencies, the brand new spectrum will present in-between efficiency over a lot wider areas. T-Cellular at present makes use of mid-band spectrum that isn’t within the C-band.

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