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At&T & Verizon Delay Their 5G Expansion For FAA

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On June 17, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a statement explaining that the US, At&T, and Verizon mobile carriers have autonomously agreed to delay the expansion of their C-band 5G spectrum until the middle of 2023 next year.

Some airports in the USA have faced issues related to the disruption of the altimeter because of the 5G spectrum expansion by carrier networks. Radio waves can be disrupted by the C-band 5G frequency and can lead to malfunctions in the Altimeter (An altimeter or an altitude meter is an instrument used to measure the altitude of an object above a fixed level which informs about the altitude at which the plane is flying).

This voluntary action was taken so that the air carriers can Retrofit(Retrofitting is the addition of new technology or features to older systems)some airplanes so that they can traverse without any problems caused by the use of the 5G band spectrum.

This agreement was made in January to buy some time for air carriers with FAA to delay the amplification of Verizon & At&T C-band 5G spectrum.

C band spectrum is an identity for a portion of frequency from 4.0 to 8.0 gigahertz (GHz). The U.S. Federal Communications Commission identifies the C band proceeding from 3.7 to-4.2 GHz and designated it as the C band. The C band is used for many satellite communications transmissions, some Wi-Fi devices, some cordless telephones, and some surveillance and weather radar systems.

FAA acting president Billy Nolen requested and advised primary airlines in the USA to speed up the retrofitting filters to the airplanes’ altimeters from next month, as the respected telecom carriers are already delaying their expansion of the 5G spectrum.

A group representing American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and others stated that most of the 4,800 total aircraft need to be retrofitted by July 2023, and it’s probably not feasible at an FAA meeting.

“Given that the FAA has not even approved solutions nor have manufacturers manufactured these products for most of this fleet, it is not at all clear that carriers can meet what appears to be an arbitrary deadline.”

-Airlines for America & other group members at the Wednesday FAA meeting.

“filters and replacement units for the mainline commercial fleet should be available on a schedule that would permit the work to be largely completed by July 2023. After that time, the wireless companies expect to operate their networks in urban areas with minimal restrictions.”

The FAA, this Friday.

Jan. 17 Airlines CEOs already warned of a possible “catastrophic” aviation crisis that could cause the grounding of nearly all traffic because of the 5G extension & implementation.

The telecom carriers At&T and Verizon already have licenses and authority to use and expand their 5G network, but in good faith, they are delaying this for the safety of the people.

“lift the voluntary limitations on our 5G network deployment around airports in a staged approach over the coming months meaning even more consumers and businesses will benefit from the tremendous capabilities of 5G technology.”

-Verizon said Friday

At&T added that they have,

“developed a more tailored approach to controlling signal strength around runways that allows us to activate more towers and increase signal strength.”

“chosen in good faith to implement these more tailored precautionary measures so that airlines have additional time to retrofit equipment.”

While the whole world and network carriers are joining the 5G race, this is an issue that, while limited to the USA for now, will surely impact the different regions of the world, and we will have to see how they deal with it.

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Verizon, AT&T agree to delay some 5G deployment until mid-2023


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New Galaxy Phone In Existence: Samsung Galaxy M35 5G Spots On Geekbench 

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The Korean brand – Samsung has recently announced its two mid-range Galaxy smartphones – Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G. A new benchmark listing has a spot for Samsung’s affordable smartphone, Galaxy35 5G.  

Samsung is now gearing up for its next affordable Galaxy smartphone, the M35 5G, as the  reports are unvunveilhey have found a new benchmark listing for Samsung the Galaxy M35 5G. 

The smartphone has been spotted with the model number as an identification code – SM-M356B on the Geekbench 6.2.2 database. Not only this, but it also confirmed the presence of 6GB of RAM and Android 14 OS. The chipset also came to know which is the latest Exynos 1380. 

The codename for the motherboard is also mentioned, which is ‘s5e8835.’ The reports say that it has scored 656 and 1967 points in performance scores on the benchmarking platform. Exynos 1380 is the latest chipset of the Korean brand, which is a 5 nm processor. It consists of 4 Cortex A78 cores, which clock at 2.4GHz, and 4 Cortex A55 cores, which clock at 2.0GHz. It is coupled with a Mali g68 MP5 GPU. It also has an AI Engine. 

This also offers connectivity options, which include the latest Bluetooth version 5.3 and Wi-Fi 802.11 ax with three bands. It supports a camera resolution of at least 200MP for capturing images, and for video recording, there is support for up to 30fps 4K recording. The storage supported is UFS v3.1, and RAM will be of the LPDDR4x/5 type. 

Samsung has recently debuted its two smartphones, Galaxy A55, and Galaxy A35; the Galaxy A35 5G smartphone is powered by Exynos 1380 chipset. From this perspective, Galaxy M35 5G could be a variant of Galaxy A35. 

At the moment, no specs and features of the device have been revealed or leaked. Still, since Galaxy M series smartphones usually have a bit higher battery power of at least 6000mAh, the forthcoming Galaxy M35 5G smartphone also arrives with the same battery power. 


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Verizon rolls out the March 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices 

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Verizon has rolled out the March 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices. Earlier, these devices had received the same update outside the US, but now they are gradually expanding to the US.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are spotted getting new updates with the firmware version numbers F926USQS5HXBD and F711USQS6HXBD, respectively. It is worth noticing the update is currently available for the devices locked to Verizon, but it will soon be available on more carriers. 

For your information, the latest update for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 doesn’t bring any significant changes, but as it is the latest security patch, it will provide some internal fixes to maintain the security of the devices.

If you are getting some other issues from the last update, you should also update the device to the latest update, as it may also address some issues. Along with the update, other improvements may also be made to enhance the overall performance of the devices.

Suppose you use the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Flip 3 device in the US. In that case, you can update the device to the latest version by simply going to the system settings and then to the software update. If you haven’t received the update, you should wait for some time, as it may arrive in the next few days.


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Samsung rolls out the March 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy S23 FE devices in the US

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Samsung has rolled out the March 2024 security patch to almost all devices but still needs to complete the update distribution to all eligible devices. So, gradually expanding the update to remaining devices, the company has started rolling out the update for the Galaxy S23 FE in the US.

Notably, the Galaxy S23 FE devices are getting a new update in the carrier-unlocked version with the firmware version number S711U1UES2BXBF. The update has already been rolled out to almost all carriers, including AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, C-Spire, Cellular South, Comcast, Cricket, DISH, MetroPCS, T-Mobile, Tracfone, US Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile.

According to the official changelog, the March 2024 security patch is one of the standard maintenance updates that provides some internal improvements for the device, and there will be no visible changes available. In other words, users may experience some improvement in the functioning of devices, but it doesn’t particularly bring any specific changes for the device.

Going to the details, the March 2024 security patch includes more than 40 fixes, 37 of which are provided by Google and address the issues found in the Android OS, while 9 more features are introduced by Samsung that enhance the performance of Galaxy devices exclusively.

Suppose you are using the Galaxy S23 FE in the US. In that case, you can update the devices to the latest version by following the simple steps: first, go to the system settings, tap on the software update, and tap on the download and install button; if it shows a new update available, tap on the download button.


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