The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) held a meeting with officials of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), telecom companies and airline operators including other aviation stakeholders on the restoration of 5G services in and around airports. During the meeting, stakeholders and aircraft manufacturers submitted their latest report on 5G service-related issues.

Last year, DoT sent a letter to telecom companies in India to not set up C-band 5G base stations within the 2.1 km range of Indian airports with immediate effect, as C-Band 5G can cause problems with the aircraft’s radio (radar) altimeter. 5G services at the airport have been barred since November 2022.