On November 2, 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) raised concerns about the impact that new 5th generation (5G) mobile network may have on aircraft navigation and safety. 5G uses signals known as the C-Band and specifically, frequencies from 3.7 to 3.98 GHz. Cellular carriers were scheduled to begin using the C-Band in December 2021, but the rollout has been postponed until July 2022 to provide more time to assure the FAA that the technology can safely coexist with aircraft operations.
BI customers can rest assured. BI LOC8® XT, BI HomeGuard® 20|20, and BI SL3® devices are 5G-ready however, these devices do not operate in the C-Band and are exempt from the FAA’s concerns.
If you are not a BI customer, we encourage you to discuss with your provider to better understand their 5G status and implementation plans.