Bad news for millions of Indians! People living near airports may not get to enjoy 5G service in 2023; Here’s WHY

New Delhi: The rollout of 5G in India, which started in October 2022, is taking place at a much faster scale in India compared to 4G and 3G, and millions of people will soon enjoy nimble, fast streaming, You’ll gain game and work experience. their device. However, some serious concerns need to be addressed. An industry expert believes a consumer who lives near an airport is unlikely to take advantage of his 5G on their devices. And there are millions of them.

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The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) recently notified telecom providers Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone not to install C-band 5G base stations within 2.1 km of Indian airports. Because C-band 5G can cause problems. on the aircraft’s radio (radar) altimeter. Pilots rely entirely on radio (radar) altimeters during takeoff, landing, and to avoid crashing into mountains).

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According to a Pentagon letter, Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) have decided to deploy 5G/IMT in areas of 3,300 to 3,670 in an area 2,100 meters from both runway ends and 910 meters from the runway centerline of Indian airports. It is recommended not to install base stations. MHz”.

Airtel has 5G base stations in airports in Nagpur, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Guwahati and Pune, while Jio has 5G base stations in the Delhi-NCR area. The new rules apply until replacement of radio altimeter filters on all aircraft is guaranteed by his DGCA.

“The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is expected to proactively ensure the above in a time-bound and expeditious manner. I have been asked to notify the DOT on.” Read the DoT letter.

As high-speed 5G wireless networks roll out around the world, US pilots also report frequent problems with radio (radar) altimeters on aircraft. An analysis of a report by IEEE Spectrum (the world’s leading engineering magazine) to NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) found complaints about malfunctioning or failing altimeters after high-speed 5G wireless was deployed earlier this year. surged. Networks that use similar C-band frequencies.

One jet reportedly lost autopilot completely and a fire engine was waiting to land. In March, a commercial jet landing on autopilot at Los Angeles International Airport suddenly plummeted just 100 feet above the ground.

All three accidents, with more accidents this year, were linked to problems with the aircraft’s radio altimeter, according to the report.

Meanwhile, 5G services are being rolled out in more than 50 cities and towns across the country by Reliance Jio and Airtel. With the first rollout of 5G in India, global chipmaker Qualcomm has partnered with Reliance Jio to enable his 100 million households to be fast-connected via 5G fixed wireless access, including millimeter wave (mmWave). strengthened its efforts. Qualcomm is working closely with Reliance Jio to provide chipset platforms for 5G fixed wireless access and Open RAN 5G networks.

Neil Shah, vice president of research at Counterpoint Research, said IANS’s leading operators, Jio and Airtel, have tremendous scale and a strong foundation to build on their existing 4G network coverage. Told.

“In particular, Jio will adopt a 5G Standalone (SA) deployment approach, where the 5G network is architecturally largely independent of the 4G network, enabling Jio to rapidly deploy a 5G network across India and scale 5G services. It makes it easy to get started,” said Shah. .

Airtel, which needs to roll out its 5G network alongside its 4G, 2G networks, is making strides in deploying 5G for both consumer and enterprise use cases and is on track to achieve coverage across India level by the end of 2023. will follow Jio rapidly. Shah added. According to a report released in November, 5G will account for about 53% of his mobile subscriptions in India by 2028, accounting for 690 million users. His 5G subscriptions in India were expected to reach around 31 million by the end of 2022. According to the latest `Ericsson, the average data traffic per smartphone in the country is projected to increase from 25 GB per month in 2022 to about 54 GB per month in 2028. Move report`.

Nitin Bansal, Head of Ericsson India and Head of Network Solutions for South East Asia, Oceania and India at Ericsson, said:

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