3G Takes To The Skies

from the wait-a-second... dept

Following on our recent discussions about mobile phone use in airplanes, I’m surprised to hear that Siemens is running tests to use 3G-based systems to let both passengers and pilots communicate with the ground. If, as we discussed last week, mobile phone systems really are a threat to airplane safety, you would think that using 3G networks would cause some of the same problems – epsecially with the often quoted reason that such systems would mess up all those towers on the ground. Once again, I’m leaning towards the belief that mobile phones aren’t as big a problem as they’re made out to be.

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