New Delhi: The Telecommunications Authority is set to make a decision on whether to lift the ban on 5G around the airport following a detailed investigation, according to a Financial Express report.
“The Telecommunications Department has considered all comments and has issued instructions to telecommunications companies after the Ministry of Civil Aviation expressed certain concerns regarding the operation of the aircraft. will conduct a detailed investigation before making any further decisions.”
Carriers, represented by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), wrote to the DoT last month, arguing that cell towers should be kept on. The carrier says the aircraft’s altimeter system will operate in the C-band spectrum above 4.2 GHz, rather than the 3.30-3.67 GHz spectrum used for 5G services in India, eliminating fears of interference.
In a late-November communiqué, the telecoms department called for disabling 5G base stations in the mid-band (3.3 GHz to 3.6 GHz) within 2 kilometers of the ends of the runway and approximately 1 kilometer of the runway centerline. instructed the company Runway.
However, the Civil Aviation Regulatory Authority, the civil aviation regulator, said in a communication sent to the Ministry of Communications that it did not want 5G base stations shut down and that there was no mention of specific service areas around the airport. ET reported him in its Jan. 21 edition.
A senior DGCA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told ET, “We are not banning 5G near airports, but we are asking that it operate only at lower power, limited to 58 dBm on the same band.” rice field. Airport terminals in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore are operating 5G based on protocols, he added.
DBm stands for decibel milliwatt, a unit of measure for signal strength in radio, microwave, and fiber optic networks. The closer the dBm value is to zero, the stronger the signal strength.