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Publication Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Speculation linking 5G mobile telephony and data networks to a range of health threats, has been rife. Some claims even go to the extent of attributing the current COVID-19 pandemic to the initial rollouts of 5G networks. Unfortunately, a lot of opinions aired do not come with a high degree...
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(18), 3406; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183406 Abstract The introduction of the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication will increase the number of high-frequency-powered base stations and other devices. The question is if such higher frequencies (in this review, 6–100 GHz, millimeter waves, MMW) can have a health impact. This review analyzed 94 relevant publications...
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Comment by EMFSA: The transition to 5G is no different than the transition from 3G to 4G in as much as the earlier technology will be heavily relied upon as a backup to the new technology. 4G will still be around at least until the late 2020’s as a backup to 5G.
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Press Release Radiocommunication Assembly 2019 (RA-19), Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Image credit ITU Sharm El-Sheikh, 25 October 2019 The ITU Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-19) concluded today charting future directions in radiocommunication systems and information and communication technologies. Chaired by Mr Sergey Pastukh of the Russian Federation, RA-19 set future work programmes for the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R)...
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Akinwale Goodluck, head of Sub-Saharan Africa at GSMA. Image credit: www.itweb.co.za Africa and Europe are headed for a clash later this month when the parties converge in Egypt for the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC). The conference will review, and, if necessary, revise the radio regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio frequency spectrum and the...
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Re-posted from ‘Between A Rock and a Hard Place” – A Science Blog on Radiation and Health by Dariusz Leszczynski In August 2019, the  Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF), formerly known as MMF,  published a graphic illustration of what is known about potential effects of millimeter waves on human health. Here, the link to the original MWF pdf: MWF...
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NEWS ANALYSIS DAN JONES, Mobile Editor 8/20/2019 Russia has pulled away from using 3.5 GHz as a 5G spectrum band, instead reserving it for military use, just as initial millimeter-wave 5G deployments start in Moscow. President Putin has reportedly reserved the 3.4-3.8 GHz band for military and intelligence uses, rather than 5G, The Moscow Times reports. Russia’s...
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Vodacom and MTN are still waiting on ICASA to assign radio frequency spectrum for 5G networks. Rain is the only company in South Africa to have launched its 5G commercial network ( February 2019). They were able to launch the 5G service in Johannesburg by using the 3.6 GHz spectrum already licensed to them. Rain spokesperson...
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    Image source: PD-Simulation-report-0213-4170293 The 5G Moto Mod will allow the Moto Z3 to become one of the first commercially 5G-enabled smartphones in the world. A FCC filing for the add-on has revealed it has a way to limit radiation exposure from millimeter waves. It shows that the add-on has several sensors to detect fingers around...
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