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5G Deployment and Radio Altimeters: A Clash of Industries & Regulators – Update

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Release Date: 07/14/2022

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As we covered in , T-Mobile has conveyed to customers that wireline services are not part of their long-term strategic service portfolio.  However, last week’s announcement that T-Mobile is selling its wireline data services to Cogent caught many by surprise. Listen to this 6-minute podcast as , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and , Managing Director of TC2 UK, discuss with what this transaction means for enterprise customers of legacy Sprint wireline services. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our and webpages.

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There is an ongoing dispute between the FCC and the FAA that revolves around wireless carriers’ use of C-Band spectrum to deliver new 5G services, and the aviation industry’s use of nearby spectrum for a critical safety system – the radio altimeter.  Listen to this 8-minute podcast as , a Partner at LB3, , TC2’s Technical Director, and provide another important update on this dispute.  Failure by the communications industry and aviation industry to come to agreeable terms soon will almost certainly result in more flight cancellations and delays … something no one wants or...

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There is an ongoing dispute between the FCC and the FAA that revolves around wireless carriers’ use of C-Band spectrum to deliver new 5G services, and the aviation industry’s use of nearby spectrum for a critical safety system – the radio altimeter. 

Listen to this 8-minute podcast as Steve Rosen, a Partner at LB3, David Lee, TC2’s Technical Director, and Joe Schmidt provide another important update on this dispute.  Failure by the communications industry and aviation industry to come to agreeable terms soon will almost certainly result in more flight cancellations and delays … something no one wants or needs.

If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our Spectrum, Wireless & Infrastructure Development and Success Stories webpages.