Telecom giants AT&T and Verizon say they will delay activating their 5G network on a "limited number of towers" near some airport runways following warnings from US airlines.
CEOs of major US passenger and cargo carriers warn of an impending "catastrophic" aviation crisis if AT&T and Verizon deploy new 5G service.
Since January, the FAA has received more than 3,000 reports of unruly behaviour by American passengers and opened 465 investigations into assaults, threats of violence or interference with air crews.
An hour-long blackout struck several US airlines, Australian financial firms and other global companies, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai.
The US Justice Department says former employees of United’s cargo division falsified parcel-delivery information allowing the airlines to collect millions of dollars in payments.
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