in the European Union (EU) airline passengers will soon be able to use their phones to make calls on airplanes. The European Commission has warned that airlines have slower mobile data on planes, as well as 5G decided that he could provide the technology. This is thought to mean passengers will no longer need to put their phones in airplane mode, but details on how the decision will be implemented are not yet clear. During the flight, data-heavy applications that provide music and video streaming, as well as calls with their phones, can be used. Deadline for member states to make 5G frequency bands available to aircraft 30 June 2023 specified as.
Thierry Breton, EU Commissioner for Internal MarketHe said the plan will provide innovative services for people and help European companies grow. “The sky is no longer the limit when it comes to the possibilities of super-fast, high-capacity connectivity,” he said.
The end of airplane mode?
EU Commissionhas provided certain frequency bands for aircraft since 2008, allowing some services to offer internet access in the air. However, this service was rather slow as it needed equipment to connect people between the plane and the ground via a satellite. The new system is based on the EE mobile network of 100 Mbps can be on 5G It will be able to take advantage of the much faster download speeds provided by the company, allowing a movie to be downloaded in just a few minutes. There is a concern in the US that 5G frequencies could interfere with flights and potentially even lead to inaccurate altitude readings.
However Dai Whittingham, chairman of the UK Flight Safety Committee, said that this is not a problem in the UK and EU. “We have a different set of frequencies for 5G and lower power settings than is allowed in the US. People who travel want 5G. Regulators will open up that possibility, but there will be steps to ensure everything they do is safe.” used his statements.