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January 2021 EMFSA’s opinions regarding criticisms of a report provided for a school: Towards the end of last year, we provided a report for a school. The report was written within certain very limited prescribed parameters, as the client (the school), specifically insisted that a wired Wi-Fi system was not an option. A complainant, who...
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Source: https://www.thestar.com/news/atkinsonseries/2021/01/13/smart-city-megaprojects-get-a-lot-of-hype-so-why-do-so-many-turn-out-to-be-expensive-disappointments.html By John Lorinc Atkinson Fellow Wed., Jan. 13, 2021 A languishing brownfield site. A developer’s visions of castles in the sky. Corporate partnerships to build cutting-edge smart city infrastructure. And the promise of luring tech giants prepared to invest billions. The hype could have easily described Sidewalk Labs’ now aborted Toronto venture, but this story...
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Source: https://in.mashable.com/science/19507/elon-musks-starlink-satellite-internet-service-gets-approval-in-the-uk BY MASHABLE NEWS STAFF It has recently come to light that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service has received licensing approval for its user terminals from the U.K.’s communications regulator. The green light given to the Starlink broadband system will allow Musk to compete with terrestrial U.K. Internet providers like BT Group Plc and others...
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Published Date: 2021-01-11 Standard Details In the wireless communication field, 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are the main emerging technologies and future wireless communication will rely on them. A methodology for classifying IoT devices based on radio frequency (RF) exposure characteristics is provided. Classification is based on frequency, bandwidth, radiated power, and typical...
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In this first episode of City Surveillance Watch, a new limited podcast series, Kate Kaye explores the inherent dichotomy of data-hungry technologies that can be considered forms of surveillance. By Kate Kaye Published  Jan. 11, 2021 When does a smart city become an overly-surveilled city? In this first episode of City Surveillance Watch,a limited podcast series from...
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11 January 2021 The Authority continues to note media reports with regards to the deployment of the Fifth-Generation (5G) technologies and infrastructure and its purported relation to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Authority would like to urge all South Africans not to be swayed by these conspiracy theories that are hell-bent on bringing...
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Source: TCI Magazine, official publication of the TREE CARE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION https://tcimag.tcia.org/tree-care/beware-the-dangers-from-am-radio-and-5g-transmission-sites/ by RICK HOWLAND As if tree care isn’t dangerous enough, there’s an increasing safety threat that hasn’t yet gotten much attention – radio waves. Radio waves are everywhere, and have been since the dawn of the universe. Man-made ones have been around for more...
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Source: https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2021/01/ntia-pentagon-move-tackle-5g-interoperability-complexities/171291/ By BRANDI VINCENT JANUARY 8, 2021 The aim would be to accelerate the production of an “open 5G stack ecosystem.” The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants feedback on the potential of a new “5G Challenge” it may create to promote interoperability in the burgeoning realm—and support the Defense Department’s ongoing military...
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Source https://www.satellitetoday.com/broadband/2021/01/04/viasat-requests-fcc-look-into-environmental-impact-of-spacexs-starlink-constellation/ By Rachel Jewett | January 4, 2021 Viasat has taken issue with SpaceX’s request to lower the orbital altitude of its Starlink satellite constellation, and requested the FCC to prepare an environmental impact statement on Starlink.  In an FCC filing on Dec. 22, Viasat outlined its environmental concerns with Starlink and with SpaceX’s request to relocate the satellites to...
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