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Written by Monica Savaglia
Posted January 25, 2022

Last week, the 5G rollout had a bumpy start. 

There has been ample time to make sure everything was good to go for the next generation of wireless technology to roll out. Over the last five years, it has been nearly impossible to not hear about 5G. Whether it was a commercial from telecommunications companies like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile or from the U.S. government itself. 

Not to mention how much the U.S. government encouraged 5G technology and its rollout. Over the years, the government became concerned that the U.S. was falling behind the rest of the world when it came to technological advances. It was time to get the country in a position to be a leader again.

Based on those reasonings alone, it makes you wonder how last week’s hiccup in the 5G rollout even got to that point that it did. Why wasn’t everything cleared and why weren't all organizations involved on the same page? Was it another case of miscommunication? 

5G isn’t a new concept; it’s been years in the making, with the goal to upgrade the U.S. to the next generation of wireless technology and ensure that Americans have access to it.

This hiccup involved two major U.S. industries — telecommunications and airlines. So you know that it gained a lot of attention. It was only a few days before 5G was scheduled to have its debut when news outlets were voicing urgent concerns from airline companies and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that 5G would cause major cancellations and safety issues for planes landing in low-visibility areas.

It was a last-minute scramble that left two major industries in a disarray. Airlines didn’t want to be responsible for a lack of passenger safety or canceled flights. Telecommunication companies didn’t want to delay 5G’s debut… yet again.

A Temporary Solution

It didn’t take too long for both sides to eventually come to a solution. AT&T and Verizon agreed to limit 5G signals near major airports, while airline carriers adjusted flight schedules to ensure there wouldn’t be a problem with any of its planes not being able to land. 

FAA administrator Steve Dickson had this to say about the incident:

We have, in this case, two very different industries that have different ways of looking at risk, and I think over the last couple of months, we understand each other much better than we did before. Keep in mind, the telecommunications companies, we’re not their regulator.

Luckily, nothing happened that caused too much chaos, but it makes you wonder why these two organizations weren’t working together to ensure a smooth transition.

As of now, the FAA has cleared nearly 78% of U.S. planes for landing in low-visibility conditions. And with AT&T and Verizon agreeing to limit 5G signals near major airports, for the time being, the FAA will have six more months to better understand how both industries will be able to work together cohesively without any hiccups.

After all, other countries have been able to deploy 5G without 5G-related disruptions for any aircraft. And if other countries can, so can America.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker mentioned on the company’s earnings call last week:

The good news is we now have what should have been going on for quite some time, which is the manufacturers, the telecoms, the government agencies all sharing information that they need to make sure that this can be rolled out in a way that all Americans get 5G and all Americans know that their flights aren’t going to be impacted by that 5G. 

Now that there will be communication making sure that every party involved is on the same page, we can expect a smooth 5G debut — a debut that’ll give Americans access to the next generation of wireless technology and keep America ahead of the the rest of the world.

There's No Stopping 5G...

We know that 5G is rolling out. There’s no question about that. 

We also know about the amazing advancements that 5G is going to allow. 

5G is expected to open the doors to some amazing technological advancements in areas like the internet of things (IoT) and virtual and augmented reality, in addition to potentially adding $3.5 trillion to the U.S. economy. That’s just what the outlook right now looks like. In a couple of years, it could be even more influential.

5G is going to unleash endless possibilities. And behind every great thing is an even stronger support system that makes it all possible.

So you might want to pay a little more attention to what I’m about to say right here… 

There’s a small but more “behind the scenes” type of company that’s playing a crucial role in 5G’s debut. It’s setting itself up to become one of the biggest winners to come out of 5G’s rollout. 

Have I sparked some interest yet?

I really hope so. Because this company is going to be the lifeblood of 5G I think it’s time that you get to know more about the company, how it’s operating, and why it’s becoming very vital to 5G’s existence. 

My colleague, Wealth Daily editor Jason Williams, mentioned the company yesterday in his article and I really didn’t want you to miss out.

So if you’re interested in learning more then take a look at this report.

Inside, you’ll find all the details you’ll need to know!

Until next time,

Monica Savaglia Signature Park Avenue Digest

Monica Savaglia

Monica Savaglia is Wealth Daily’s IPO specialist. With passion and knowledge, she wants to open up the world of IPOs and their long-term potential to everyday investors. She does this through her newsletter IPO Authority, a one-stop resource for everything IPO. She also contributes regularly to the Wealth Daily e-letter. To learn more about Monica, click here.

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