AT&T and Verizon propose limits on their 5G networks for the first half of 2022. The move is an effort to launch their services while also addressing regulatory concerns about potentially disrupting air traffic safety. "This is an important and encouraging step," the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

FAA: Aviation and 5G C-band wireless service can safely co-exist. The issue is how frequencies from 5G may affect a system used to calculate distance between the ground and aircraft. Some radar altimeters may be sensitive and able to pick up the transmissions of 5G.

AT&T proposed the limits as a way to give the government time to look into the issue. The carriers said the limits would not have a significant impact on the speed of services they provide to customers. The proposal is significant because the companies have spent billions on the 5G spectrum licenses.
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