Reference News Network reported on January 20. According to a report on the CNN website on January 18, a number of international airlines said they would not be Flights to the U.S. were canceled starting Wednesday.

  Emirates, Air India, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have all cited the issue as an excuse to cut flights to the United States, the report said.

  The FAA has been concerned that 5G cellular antennas near some airports could interfere with readings from some aircraft equipment designed to alert pilots to the height of their planes on the ground.

These systems, called "radar altimeters", are used throughout the flight and are critical equipment.

  The FAA issued an emergency order in December prohibiting pilots from using the potentially jammed equipment around airports with low visibility and where radar altimeters may be required.

The new rule could prevent flights from going to certain airports under certain circumstances.

  AT&T and Verizon, which owns CNN's parent company, both announced on Tuesday that they would delay activating 5G service at base stations around certain airports.

  "We are disappointed that the FAA cannot do what nearly 40 countries have done, which is to safely deploy 5G without disrupting aviation service," said AT&T spokeswoman Megan Cutrell. Technology."

  Major U.S. telecommunications companies Verizon and AT&T agreed on the 18th to delay the deployment of their new 5G mobile services around key airports.

Previously, some airline executives had argued that the technology posed a security threat to airlines.

  U.S. President Joe Biden said in a statement that the administration's agreement with the two telecommunications companies will "avoid disruptive disruptions to passenger travel, freight operations and our economic recovery," while allowing the companies to operate as planned Deployed more than 90% of its wireless communication towers on the 19th.

  Airlines say the new technology will interfere with safe flying, while mobile operators say airlines have known about the problem for a long time but have failed to upgrade equipment onboard to prevent flight problems.

  The new high-speed 5G mobile service uses radio frequency bands close to those used by aircraft altimeters.