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The General Authority of Civil Aviation and the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission clarified today, Thursday, that the air navigation systems in the airspace and airports of the Kingdom are safe from potential interference with the fifth-generation mobile communications networks.
The authority pointed out that the frequencies used in air transport ensure the conduct of air navigation without any risks of interference and meet the requirements of air users to provide high-quality navigational services in which the highest levels of air safety are applied.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation confirmed – in a statement reported by (Saudi) News Channel – that it is constantly working on updating and developing the air navigation infrastructure and is closely following technical developments, including the new standards for 5G network frequencies.
For its part, the Communications and Information Technology Commission confirmed that the 5G network frequency bands in the Kingdom are defined according to technical standards compatible with international best practices for more than 40 countries around the world.
The authority indicated that its role is keen to enable highly reliable and safe services for all users, including navigation systems onboard aircraft, and that these systems used are safe from the risks of radio interference through the fifth-generation networks.