What do you think about this airline vs 5G brouhaha?

Dennis Glatting dg at pki2.com
Tue Jan 18 22:34:11 UTC 2022

On Tue, 2022-01-18 at 12:29 -0800, Michael Thomas wrote:
> I really don't know anything about it. It seems really late to be
> having 
> this fight now, right?

I worked in aviation as a technologist. Aviation is resistant to change.
Any change. When you fly older aircraft, be aware that the software is
old. Very old. As in some of the vendors long ago stopped supporting the
software kind of old, assuming the vendors still exist. 

Aviation didn't wake up one day with the sudden appearance of 5G. They
knew it was comming. They, aviation themselves, are heavily involved in
standards. Aviation had plenty of time to test, correct, and protest.

What aviation now wants is a 5G exclusion zone around airports, or what
I sarcastically call "a technology exclusion zone," which tends to be
businesses and homes. What is aviation going to do when 6G comes along?
A new WiFi standard is implemented? Any other unforeseen future
wired/wireless technologies? Or perhaps cell phones should go back to
Morse Code for aviation's sake?


Dennis Glatting
Numbers Skeptic

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