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The European Commission will make it easier for European-based airlines to offer in-flight 5G connections.
5G technology, which offers users high-speed internet with zero latency, has been discussed a lot lately.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that mid-band 5G wireless signals could affect avionics and emphasized that additional precautions should be taken.
5G decision from Europe
The European Commission is taking new steps to make it easier for European-based airlines to offer in-flight 5G connections.
Passengers on the plane, which are connected to ground-based networks via satellite, will be able to use the internet by connecting to the built-in base station.
Features such as phone calls, text messages, and data communication will be offered to passengers over 5G.
On the other hand, no information was shared on when exactly 5G services will be available to passengers.
The in-flight 5G connection will use different frequencies than those used for cockpit communications, and thus will not pose any security problems.