Emirates president calls 5G rollout fiasco the 'most delinquent mess he's seen in his entire career'
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
    Darned chinese!
    AT&T and Verizon launched their 5G network across America, turning on 4,500 new towers

  • The network has not yet launched near some US airports due to concerns over safety

  • The telecoms giants agreed at the last minute on Tuesday to halt the rollout near those airports

  • By the time they did, international airlines had already canceled dozens of flights that were scheduled

  • Many of the airports have buffers to protect against the frequencies but Boston, Newark, Memphis, Atlanta are among major airports that are not on the list of those with buffers

  • Now, they are rushing to bring those flights back onto schedules and find the staff necessary

  • Emirates President Tim Clark says he only learned of the 5G risks on Monday

  • He blames the FAA and the Biden administration for not doing more to stop the chaos

  • Delta says some flights will be canceled and BAs says some airports still aren't safe - but won't say which

  • Air India, Emirates, Japan Airlines and All Nippon all canceled flights scheduled for Wednesday

  • Boeing - which has huge contracts with the airlines and with the government - suffered in the markets

Posted by: Fred 2022-01-20