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Verizon will limit some 5G deployment near airports – Metro US

Verizon will limit some 5G deployment near airports

Signage is seen at a Verizon store in Manhattan, New
Signage is seen at a Verizon store in Manhattan, New York City

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Verizon Communications said Tuesday it would temporarily limit some 5G deployment around airports, in a move aimed at averting a major aviation safety crisis.

Verizon said it “voluntarily decided to limit our 5G network around airports” but would still launch its 5G Ultra Wideband network Wednesday. The announcement follows AT&T’s decision earlier Tuesday to halt some tower deployments near airports.

Airlines had warned without a delay near airports hundreds of daily flights or more could have been canceled or impacted.

(Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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