August 24, 2020
The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda said they will “mandate a temporary moratorium on the deployment of 5G” pending the completion of a study and the issuance of a final determination.
A spokesperson said, “In acknowledgement of the various concerns raised about the deployment of 5G mobile technology [5G], the RA will mandate a temporary moratorium on the deployment of 5G for all ICOL & COL holders, [existing and new licencees], pending the completion of a Radio Frequency Study [RF Study] and the issuance of a final determination.
“As previously stated, the RF Study will include the opportunity for the public to provide their input to the RA prior to making its final determination.”
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Bermuda puts brakes on 5G, licences new operators
The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda issued licences to two new operators and temporarily banned deployment of 5G services pending the result of a probe into the technology.
In a statement, the regulator said Wave Bermuda and Paradise Mobile had been awarded Integrated Communication Licences allowing them to “establish, construct and operate one or more electronic communication networks”.
It also issued a separate licence to Cable & Wireless Network Services to provide connectivity to the island through submarine cables.
Bermuda, which has a population of less than 65,000 based on UN estimates, is already served by operator group Digicel and ATN International-owned One Communications. GSMA Intelligence estimates for Q2 placed their respective connection numbers at around 36,000 and 41,000.