DGCA is concerned over the 5G rollout in India, Here's why

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India's authority on aviation security, expressed alarm over the 5G C-Band spectrum's apparent interference with plane radio altimeters, a gadget that provides direct height-above-terrain data to a variety of plane ways.

DGCA is concerned over the 5G rollout in India, Here's why

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India's aviation security authority, has expressed worries over the apparent interference of 5G C-Band spectrum with plane radio altimeters as the country's telecom department gears up for the launch of 5G. 

The DGCA stated that some 5G telecom businesses as well as altimeters operate within the C-Band in a letter to the telecom division that was obtained by The Indian Express. A radio altimeter is a tool that provides various planning methods with direct height-above-terrain data. For this reason, using plane operations in plane operations on C-Band will guarantee incredibly precise measurements of the aircraft's altitude. 

A top DoT official was quoted by The Indian Express as saying, "The civil aviation regulator is working in close contact with the telecom division (DoT) and has put out its worries over seemingly interfering 5% C-Band bandwidth with plane radio altimeters." Another official claimed that in order to get accurate results and enable the devices to pick up "out-of-band" alerts, these radio altimeters select the faintest alerts reflected off the bottom within the designated frequencies.