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Environmental officials in Switzerland told Mobile World Live (MWL) reports of a blanket ban on future 5G infrastructure deployments in the country due to health concerns were not accurate, with local authorities instead tasked with ruling on the siting of the kit. Responding to a report by Financial Times (FT), a representative of the Federal Office for the Environment...
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Arguing on behalf of U.S. cities, Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Joseph Van Eaton told a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel on Monday that the FCC’s 2018 orders limiting local authority over small cell deployment were inconsistent with the statute, arbitrary and capricious, and unconstitutional. Read more at: https://www.bbklaw.com/News-Events/News-Room/2020/In-the-News/02/BB-K-Partner-Joseph-Van-Eaton-Argues-Against-FCC-O?utm_source=Social_Media&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=ITN_Sprint_v_FCC_9th_Circuit&utm_content=In_the_News The video of...
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Law360 (February 10, 2020, 9:44 PM EST) — A California federal judge refused Apple‘s motion to dismiss a proposed class action claiming it fraudulently marketed iPhones as safe and exposed consumers to excessive radiofrequency radiation, instead converting the motion to a summary judgment bid and sending the case to discovery. U.S. District Judge William Alsup said...
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BERLIN, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze inaugurated a new government center on Wednesday to which citizens can turn with their health questions regarding the radiation of mobile networks and electricity grids. The minister stressed that digitization and the transition to renewable energies were “crucial...
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By PYMNTS Posted on February 5, 2020 After a significant partnership last year that expanded its business, Vodacom Group Chief Executive Shameel Joosub announced on Tuesday (Feb. 4) that the company will collaborate with Liquid Telecom to bring 5G mobile services to South Africa. Starting this year, the two companies will offer customers joint 5G mobile services. Mobile consumers...
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Kevin Werbach is a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and the author of The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. Telecommunications providers relentlessly extol the power of fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology. Government officials and policy advocates fret that the winner of the “5G race” will dominate...
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A telecom pole rises out of the middle of a sidewalk on Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. Photographer: Nathan Crooks/Bloomberg By Nathan Crooks January 30, 2020, 2:00 PM GMT+2 Companies rush to build poles despite few 5G phones on market. ‘There was no method to the madness,’ one local official says. Wireless carriers are facing a...
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By STAFF REPORTER  2 February 2020 Icasa has received more than 40 written submissions on the licensing of broadband spectrum suitable for building 4G/LTE and 5G networks in South Africa as the communications regulator gears up to auction off radio frequency spectrum. The deadline for submissions was Friday, with Icasa promising to publish them on its website...
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