February 28, 2024



US’s fleet of more than 9,000 helicopters including air ambulances could be grounded after 5G wireless rollout on January 19

Daily Mail UK

AT&T and Verizon are set to unleash their 5G networks across the US on January 19, but the launch could ground the more than 9,000 commercial helicopters, including lifesaving medevac choppers, as a result.

The wireless service can render radar altimeters, which measure altitude, unreliable and under US law, all commercial helicopters must have a working device in order to fly.

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