5G is coming to Belgium – initially covering 30 municipalities, including Zaventem (where Brussels Airport is located), Hasselt, Namur and Bruges.
Initially the arrival of 5G in Belgium was slowed down by political disagreements on the distribution of the proceeds. An arrangement granting provisional rights was proposed pending a political agreement.
Why is Brussels excluded?
The radiation standards in Brussels “are almost 50 times stricter” than what EU and WHO guidelines call for, according to Bianca Debaets, a member of the Brussels Parliament. In October, the Brussels’ Minister for the Environment Alain Maron, stated the need for more certainty about the impact of 5G waves on people’s health.
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Jason Spinks, The Brussels Times https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/belgium-all-news/103718/5g-brussels-left-behind-in-belgian-rollout/
Telecom provider Proximus calls it a “5G light” network.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 Chini, The Brussels Times
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Proximus partly stops ‘5G light’ deployment in Belgium
14 April 2020
Proximus has stopped the roll-out of its “5G light” technology on the territory of the municipality of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve in the Walloon-Brabant province.
The municipality reacted badly when, at the end of last month, it appeared that 5G was being installed on its territory. There had been no prior consultation, and the municipality did not consider the timing, in the middle of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, appropriate either.
The municipal council demanded that Proximus stop the roll-out on 31 March, and the operator has responded that it will, the municipality announced on its website. Proximus is also committed to participating in a public information session to explain the project to the citizens, it added.
The network does not cover Brussels, as it exceeds the Region’s radiation standards.
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