AT&T and Verizon CEOs reject further 5G wireless rollout delay

AT&T and Verizon CEOs reject further 5G wireless rollout delay

The chief executives of AT&T and Verizon Communications rejected a plea by U.S. regulators to delay the rollout of new 5G wireless services scheduled to launch this week, despite concerns over potential interference with aviation technology.

In a joint letter, AT&T CEO John Stankey and Verizon head Hans Vestberg escalated a dispute between their firms and regulators over aviation industry fears that the new 5G services could interfere with the sensitive electronics of aircraft during flight takeoffs and landings.

The new 5G services were originally set to launch in December, but the launch was postponed after the companies agreed to one-month delay while safety reviews took place. 

Read More: siliconangle

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