By B.N. Frank
Definite biological, economic, environmental, privacy, public safety, and security risks have been identified with 5G technology (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15). Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums. Earlier this year, a Bollywood actress/activist filed a 5G lawsuit in India. Nevertheless, installation and activation has continued.
From RCR Wireless:
Vodafone Idea launches 5G trials in two Indian cities
Indian operator Vodafone Idea said it is conducting 5G trials using spectrum allocated by the government in the cities of Pune and Gandhinagar, the carrier said in a release.
The telco stated it also achieved peak download speeds of 1.5 Gbps using the 3.5 GHz band with its equipment partners in Gandhinagar and Pune.
Jagbir Singh, CTO at Vodafone Idea, said, “We are pleased with the speed and latency results in the initial stages of the 5G trials on the government allocated 5G spectrum bands. Having established a robust 4G network pan-India, delivering fastest 4G speeds and a 5G-ready network, we are now testing the next generation 5G technology to be able to bring a truly digital experience for enterprises and consumers in India, in the future.”
Earlier this year, DoT had authorized local carriers to carry out trials of 5G technology in the country. These permits were given to Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Vodafone Idea and MTNL, which will carry out these 5G trials in partnerships with vendors including Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-DOT.
DoT awarded experimental spectrum in the mid-band (3.2 GHz to 3.67 GHz), millimeter-wave band (24.25 GHz to 28.5 GHz) and in the 700 MHz band for these 5G trials. Mobile operators will also be able to use their existing spectrum in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2500 MHz bands.
The 5G trials are expected to last for a six-month period, which includes a time period of two months for procurement and setting up of the equipment.
The permission letters specified that each carrier will have to conduct trials in rural and semi-urban settings also in addition to urban areas.
Since 2017 doctors and scientists have been asking for 5G moratoriums on Earth and in space (see 1, 2) and the majority of scientists oppose deployment. Since 2018 there have been reports of people and animals experiencing symptoms and illnesses after it was installed (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Of course, there are health and environmental risks associated with 4G infrastructure as well.
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology. For more information visit our archives and the following websites:
- Stop 5G International
- 5G Space Appeal
- Electromagnetic Health
- EMF Scientist
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
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