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Swiss Federal Council to proceed with 5G expansion despite concerns

Friday 24 April 2020 | 08:43 CET | News
The Swiss Federal Council has decided to proceed with the expansion of 5G networks, despite concerns among part of the population and at some cantonal governments. It said that the fifth generation of mobile communications plays an important role in continuing the process of digitization. The Federal Council based its decision on the report of the "Mobile Communications and Radiation" working group, which assessed the expansion of 5G and its impact on health. The report said that the consequences on health from radio frequencies under the limits established in the regulation on protection

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