5G Network Becomes a Headache for US Meteorologists, May Disrupt Weather Satellite Signals

5G Network Becomes a Headache for US Meteorologists, May Disrupt Weather Satellite Signals

US meteorology department has put out warning with concern to %G mobile data networks that it may disrupt the signals from weather satellites. US forecasters have already expressed their worries relating this issue, but now the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has got a letter from a scientific body group on this issue.

A leaked joint letter spotted by news agency The Register states that situation is “deeply concerning”. It asks a delay in the auction of radio spectrum for 5G networks. They have arguments that they depend on are “Crucially important for public safety and scientific research.”

The increase in communication can delay reporting of vital weather information according to the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, as well as the National Weather Association.

Again Jonathan Porter, Accuweather executive, in a different letter to FCC has said “The loss of seconds can mean the difference between safety and grave risk to life and property. Meteorology department forecast weather by beaming the satellites on the earth for images and data inputs, gathered from ground-based sensors.

The organization wants to use the spectrum ranging its band from 1675-1680 MHz for 5G purpose. It is called Ligado Networks. Ligado in its own letter to FCC said failure to allow 5G use within the band would “lead to the inefficient allocation of this prime, lower mid-band spectrum-something the US can ill afford as it attempts to win the race to 5G”.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have observed how quickly fast technologies will deliver photographs of the entire earth named as “full disk imagery” to found them to be too slow.

The amount of interference caused depends on where new 5G networks spring up said Prof William Webb, an independent consultant as well as an author of the book the 5G Myth. For example, if it’s deployed in city centers it doesn’t matter of tension but when it is used in large scale near meteorological sites.

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