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US seeks new 5G delay to study interference with planes

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Washington (AFP) – US authorities have asked telecom operators AT&T and Verizon to delay for up to two weeks their already postponed rollout of 5G networks amid uncertainty about interference with vital flight safety equipment. The two companies said Saturday they are reviewing the request. The US rollout of the high-speed mobile broadband technology had been set for December 5, but was delayed to January 5 after aerospace giants Airbus and Boeing raised concerns about potential interference with the devices planes use to measure altitude. US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the hea…

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