Somewhere in the marketplace are people trying to discover or implement some new changes to an industry and that is a good thing which organically happens. Once in a while, some of these changes become mainstream or available to everyone which means existing systems have to change. Lagging behind the changes are the regulators partly because the industry is made up of large and small companies. A change in the regulation needs to affect all companies, not just the big ones who can move easily adjust to regulation changes. The larger companies have people keeping up with the regulations (often their people help write the regulations)
In an article from Reuters, The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a requirement that passenger and cargo aircraft in the US have 5G C-band tolerant radio altimeters or install filters in 2024.
Verizon and AT&T in June voluntarily agreed to delay some C-Brand 5G usage until July 2023, as air carriers work to retrofit airlines to ensure that they will not face interference. There were concerns that 5G service could interfere with airplane altimeters.
Airlines for America, a trade group representing American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and others, noted carriers are working diligently to ensure fleets are equipped with radio altimeters, but global supply chains continue to lag behind current demand.
Wireless group CTIA said the FAA’s schedule for altimeter updates is reasonable and practical. 5G in the C-Band co-exists safely with air traffic.
Linking to dividend paying stock, in this example the telecom companies are bringing 5G to the masses to do more on the smartphone and on your laptop that is a good thing. The technology may or could have an impact on existing systems because of the operations and what consumers expect and what they are receive is a little different. The government tries to correct the situation with new regulations, but before the regulations can be implemented there is a time delay. The time delay is for both large and small companies, but the large ones benefit the most. Government regulations while not a bad thing, tend to help large companies, as an investor you like that.
There are more questions than answers, till the next time – to raising questions.