Verizon, AT&T to delay 5G deployment, averting aviation standoff

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Verizon Communications and AT&T Inc said late on Monday they had agreed to a two-week delay in deploying C-Band wireless spectrum, averting an aviation safety standoff that threatened to disrupt flights starting this week. The carriers had faced pressure from the White House, airlines and aviation unions to delay the deployment amid concerns about potential interference of 5G with sensitive aircraft electronics like radio altimeters that could disrupt flights. The agreement pushes back the deployment date to Jan. 19. Verizon said the delay “promises th…

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