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July 2020
METAMORWORKS/SHUTTERSTOCK BY MARIAM BAKSH NEXTGOV As the government works to deploy next generation networking technology, policy discussions highlight rifts between agency stakeholders. The advent of fifth generation networking architecture is going to make it a lot harder for law enforcement to serve and process wiretapping warrants, a senior Justice official said, also expressing concern about the...
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A cell tower is pictured in rural Ontario on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick TORONTO — Amid much fanfare, Canada’s Big 3 telecom companies introduced fifth-generation networks in major cities earlier this year and a few smartphones with 5G capabilities are now available for sale. Yet after years of promises about next-generation...
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By Daniel Bellamy with AFP   last updated: 26/07/2020 – 15:21 European companies Nokia and Ericsson can provide the European Union with everything it needs to develop 5G infrastructure if the Chinese company Huawei were sidelined for security reasons, the European Commission said on Friday. Three firms offer complete solutions for 5G: Finland’s Nokia, Sweden’s Ericsson and Chinese Huawei, said a...
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The evolving 5G case study in United States unilateral spectrum planning and policy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2020.102011 Rob Frieden Extract: This paper offers a critical rebuke to unilateral spectrum management, because the short-term benefits expected by the U. S. government likely will be offset by countervailing harms to 5G manufacturers, carriers and consumers. The paper tracks fractious preparation...
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Source: https://www.courthousenews.com/fight-over-berkeley-cellphone-warning-mandate-returns-to-federal-court/?fbclid=IwAR3veE0Ez2xHUfXKy39uNMRyi35vb2UJhXRXiyly_U9wQB9xHAV7FhssD2s MARIA DINZEO July 23, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — The city of Berkeley’s five-year battle with the wireless industry over cellphone-radiation warnings came to a head Thursday before a federal judge, who will decide whether the city’s 2015 ordinance requiring retailers to provide guidance on avoiding radio-frequency exposure is pre-empted by federal law....
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This was an “opinion piece”, not an actual study. Notice of the withdrawal: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32668870/ Criticism of the opinion piece: Worst paper of 2020? 5G and Coronavirus induction  https://scienceintegritydigest.com/2020/07/23/worst-paper-of-2020-5g-and-coronavirus-induction/ Paper blaming COVID-19 on 5G technology withdrawn
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Source: https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/ericsson-5g-could-dramatically-increase-network-energy-consumption/?fbclid=IwAR1el13F0N3pAHoTS8S4B_F8avgobQNKaJnqIMVK78MtRSgW8SIDxV0T3us By Davine Janssen | EURACTIV.com 24-07-2020 It is the industry’s responsibility to roll-out the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication networks without increasing energy consumption, Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson writes in a report outlining how this can be done. “Energy consumption is set to increase dramatically if 5G is deployed in the same way as 3G...
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Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has gazetted a new policy on the deployment of communications networks in South Africa. The policy aims to accommodate the accelerated deployment of electronic communications networks, such as LTE and 5G networks. The policy gives mobile networks and other licensees the right to select, enter, and use...
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Watchdog rules that internet provider Rain can’t substantiate its claim of providing ‘unlimited data 24/7’ https://t.co/iygsgeIIAS— Times Select (@TimesSelect) July 21, 2020 More on the topic: https://www.law360.com/articles/1292654
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Reuters July 24, 2020 EU countries must take urgent action to diversify their 5G suppliers, the European Commission said on Friday, amid U.S. pressure on the bloc to follow Britain and ban China’s Huawei from 5G networks. By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS: EU countries must take urgent action to diversify their 5G suppliers, the European Commission said on Friday,...
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