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Source: https://www.telecomlead.com/telecom-services/u-s-court-upholds-fcc-cap-on-5g-small-cell-fees-in-win-for-wireless-carriers-96348 August 12, 2020 A federal appeals court has upheld a 2018 decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to cap fees for wireless carriers to deploy small cells which are essential for the adoption of 5G networks. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Wednesday largely upheld the three...
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8th August 2020 Source: The North Coast Courier https://northcoastcourier.co.za/156656/landowners-will-not-have-right-to-refuse-5g-masts/?fbclid=IwAR1gILIGMRXpp7Xa_BTbYuh8OQ-khbmHVrijP5j8UnARfu8VNTYi_zwY5iM The government is citing legal precedent as the basis for its proposed legislation on 5G technology, which if passed will allow network companies to erect masts on privately-owned land even if the landowner does not want it. Following the July 22 gazetting of additions to the...
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August 6th 2020: The illegal cell tower at no 47, 4th road, Heathfield, Cape Town, South Africa has finally been removed. Heathfield,  4th Avenue Background: 17 May 2017, letter to the COCT by Mrs K Wentzel, community activist. Excerpt: In 2016 during the month of March, Telkom erected an illegal freestanding mast at house no 47,...
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Stock image: Pixabay Source: https://bereamail.co.za/242445/berea-residents-reject-5g-towers-on-their-property/ AUTHOR Thabiso Goba, Journalist/Photographer July 30, 2020 The draft proposal, which was gazetted by Stella Ndabeni-Abarahams, Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, is part of the government’s expansion into the 5G network. Excerpt – for the full article, please see the link above. Heather Roos, chairperson of Umbilo Community Policing...
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Source: https://northcoastcourier.co.za/155607/5g-masts-ballito-and-zimbali-residents-to-get-another-say/ Author Penny Fourie, Journalist July 8, 2020 Following legal advice, the municipality will now reopen the application process after it was agreed that due process had not been followed. Dolphin Coast residents opposed to the installation of two 5G cellphone masts have welcomed the announcement by KwaDukuza municipality that the public participation process...
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Source: https://northcoastcourier.co.za/156284/proposed-5g-policy-would-erode-the-rights-of-property-owners-says-lawyer/ Author Penny Fourie, Journalist July 31, 2020 The new policy does away with the red tape and allows mobile network operators to install telecommunications stations – cellphone masts – at locations of their choice without prior approval from local authorities. Ballito attorney Andy Horton warned that the proposed policy by implication would erode...
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Reuters News 24 1 st of August 2020 •Tens of thousands are opposing a new policy that will allow mobile networks to build infrastructure, like 5G towers. •They are channelling their discontent through a website, Dear South Africa. •Cellphone companies, however, are optimistic about the policy. Tens of thousands of South Africans have written complaints...
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30 Jul 2020 The Mi Note 10 is the fourth smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi to be pinned in France by the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) for exceeding the regulatory level of specific absorption rate (SAR). This comes just a few days after attorney Elias Bourran filed a collective complaint against Xiaomi before the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office...
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Source: https://www.falsebayecho.co.za/news/impact-of-5g-draft-policy-on-property-51606325?fbclid=IwAR1dDsdal_NJhkViITWAeGbu1cHp9FxvSpqpSdwHScHSCQg4qxxT499GuUI By Karen Kotze Jul 30, 2020 A government draft policy, if passed, will allow mobile networks to build 5G electronic communication infrastructure on your property without compensation. The draft submitted by Department of Communication and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams appears in Gazette No. 43537 dated Wednesday July 22. It says property owners could be...
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Source: https://www.multichannel.com/news/utilities-sue-fcc-over-6-ghz-order#:~:text=The%20Utilities%20Technology%20Council%20has,the%20entire%206%20GHz%20band.&text=Electric%20utilities%2D%2Dand%20broadcast,from%20unlicensed%20broadband%20access%20devices. By JOHN EGGERTON The Utilities Technology Council has joined broadcasters in suing the FCC over its decision to allow unlicensed use in the entire 6 GHz band.  “The Federal Communications Commission acted unlawfully and against the public interest when it permitted a host of new users into a vital spectrum band that will...
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