EU opens up 5G on planes, making in-flights calls more likely

Is Airplane mode still required in modern planes ?

Truth be told, no commonplace electrical goods gadget has ever been able to disrupt the plane’s sophisticated electronics. The issue is that some people are so superstitious that they attribute strange occurrences to forces beyond their control.

Experts have never been risk-taking enough to state categorically that those gadgets can’t create interference. After all, nobody knows for sure what would happen if a hundred individuals on the plane were all glued to their phones.

Let me illustrate my argument with an illustration. Everyone on board United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11, was aware of the situation once terrorists gained control of the plane. Many people then began calling others and learning that other planes had also been brought down by terrorists. Because of this, some of the passengers tried to fight back against the terrorists.

Do you really think that the constant phone conversations on that flight contributed to the plane’s safe landing? The terrorists knew the passengers would eventually overwhelm them, so they deliberately crashed the plane.

However, I have no problem with the present “aeroplane mode” constraints that are in place. In-flight cell phone conversations are distracting, and I’d rather not be subjected to them.

But many years later today :Customers will now be allowed to use mobile smartphones, emails, and service plans in the air just as they would on the ground, according to the ruling

The European Union has made it clear that it will permit the “widespread deployment of 5G services” on aircraft, provided that the client radio frequencies used in flight meet EU regulations.

The European Commission said in a statement released on Thursday that this move will allow customers to use their mobile devices to make and receive calls, texts, and data just as they would on the ground while flying. The statement says that a satellite link will be made between the network in the air and the network on the ground. This will allow “pico-cell” technology to be used to provide service in the air.

In a statement, European Commission Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said, “5G will enable innovative services for people and growth opportunities for European companies.”

A number of people, including airline pilots and flight attendants, were against the idea of using mobile wireless frequencies to provide phone and data services while in the air; therefore, the US Federal Communications Commission voted to kill the idea in 2020.

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