TRAI Says 5G Safe for Aviation in India

TRAI Chairman said that there is plenty of spectrum safeguard between the spectrum that will be used by the telcos for 5G and the airwaves that aircraft equipment use. The same is not the case in the U.S. and thus the problems have occurred.

Published by
Tanay Singh Thakur


The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reassured that 5G is safe for aircraft operations in India. There has been a lot of confusion in people’s minds related to 5G being a safe technology or not. The concerns for the aviation sector came up primarily because of what’s happening in the United States. Air India had even cancelled some of its flights to the United States (U.S.) on Wednesday due to the same.

The U.S. telecom operators had started their C-band 5G services due to which airline operations were getting affected.

TRAI Chairman, P D Vaghela told TOI, that there are no problems for the aviation industry in India when it comes to the 5G rollout.

Plenty of Spectrum Safeguard Available

Vaghela said that there is plenty of safeguard between the spectrum that will be used by the telcos for 5G and the airwaves that aircraft equipment use. The same is not the case in the U.S. and thus the problems have occurred.

The major issue is with the airwaves that the altimeter uses which is in the 4200 MHz – 4400 MHz. In India, the telcos will be given 5G airwaves in the 3300 MHz to 3670 MHz. Thus, there will be a gap of 530 MHz between the frequencies that telcos will use and the airwaves that aircraft will use.

But in the U.S., telcos have been assigned airwaves between 3700 MHz – 3980 MHz. Thus, the gap between the frequencies for both services (aviation and telecom) is much less in the U.S.

An altimeter is a piece of sensitive aircraft equipment that helps the pilots with landing when the visibility on the runway is very less. Thus, it is important that there is no interference with the altimeter as it is a very crucial equipment of the aircraft determining a safe landing. But India has nothing to worry about here because of the spectrum safeguard that is present in between.

Tanay Singh Thakur

Tanay is someone with whom you can chill and talk about technology and life. A fitness enthusiast and cricketer, he loves to read and write.

Published by
Tanay Singh Thakur

Recent Posts

Jio, Airtel and Vi to Engage in Network Slicing, Should Not be a Net Neutrality Problem

Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea (Vi) are soon going to launch 5G network…

MeitY Forms an Advisory Board to Make India Electronics Manufacturing Hub by 2026

In a move to put India significantly on the map when it comes to electronics…

iPhone 14 Pro Variant Renders Surface Revealing Multiple Colour Options

The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple will be introducing its flagship iPhone 14 series this year…

Boat Wave Neo Budget Smartwatch Launched in India

The popular Indian consumer electronics manufacturer Boat has introduced a new smartwatch in the country…

Broadband: Cheapest Available Packs from Prominent ISPs

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in India offer a ton of broadband plans for their subscribers…

5G Rollout and Data Center Capacity Expansion to Boost OTT Growth in India

5G, the next-generation network technology, might become a commercial reality for India by August 15,…

COAI Applauds Gujarat’s Telecom Infra Policy 2022

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has applauded Gujarat’s notification of the Telecom Infrastructure…

Tecno Pova 3 Looks Like a Strong Contender in Budget Smartphone Category

Tecno Pova 3 was recently launched. Looking at the specifications and the price of the…

Govt Exempted from Making Open Offer to Vi Shareholders

The Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has exempted the Government of India (GoI) from…