5G, the next-generation mobile wireless technology, will create the always-on, always-connected wireless world long-sought by the wide-eyed champions of this technology. It will infuse billions of connected devices, which will ceaselessly emit and receive wireless signals as they work to satisfy users all around the world.
The electromagnetic radiation from the hundreds of billions of 5G-connected devices will bombard the entire planet and most every human on it every second of every day. And herein lies the problem, say critics of 5G concerned about the health hazards of this new technology.
5G is a health risk, they contend, and a mounting number of studies seem to prove this point.
This new tech took its biggest leap forward in April when South Korea proudly boasted to the world that it had become the first country to deploy a nationwide 5G network. Samsung then revealed the world’s first 5G mobilephone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.
Bolton said the issue of Huawei and 5G came down to a risk assessment but he repeated the fundamental view of the United States that the division between core and non core is less clear when it comes to 5G networks.
“5G really is not so easily divisible into core elements and peripheral elements,” Bolton said.
“How much risk are you prepared to accept that a foreign power is reading your mail all the time at their will?” Bolton asked. “When it comes to our government systems, the United States has said zero is the level of risk we will accept.”
The world’s leading intelligence-sharing network – the anglophone Five Eyes alliance of the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – will not use technology from Huawei in its most sensitive networks.
For Britain’s spy masters, the riddle of Huawei is only a part of the wider challenge of securing 5G networks and what they see as the much more fundamental threat from China’s dominance in certain globalized technologies of the future.
There have not been proper scientific studies on the adverse effects of 5G technology on humans, and, as such, I strongly believe we should tread carefully before blanketing our city with technology with an unknown long-term impact. Telecommunications experts and their advocates argue there are no studies linking 5G to health risks. However, this concern has not yet been evaluated with extensive scientific study. Cellphone usage is a relatively recent trend; tobacco usage in America dates back to colonial times, and only in recent decades have we understood its true dangers.
On Feb. 6, 2019, in a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation meeting, Sen. Richard Blumenthal asked telecommunications advocates about this very point — higher frequency waves and the possible health/public safety implications of putting 5G close to homes. The FCC has not provided any safety research per his request, and the telecom industry has not performed (nor committed future funding) toward independent health and safety research of 5G. Why have they not performed this research?
US fears of 5G cell network fueled by Russian propaganda, NY Times reports
Russian TV network selectively reports sensational health claims about new cell network.
As recently as May 14, the Senate Judiciary Committee addressed possible national security consequences and espionage implications from this technology and possible vulnerabilities we all may face.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced legislation to establish U.S. policy for the commercial deployment and security of Fifth Generation (5G) networks.
The United States 5G Leadership Act of 2019 will prioritize national security in the development of 5G by ensuring that American networks do not include equipment or services provided by Huawei, ZTE, or their affiliates. This legislation will also create a Supply Chain Security Trust Fund grant program to help rural and regional U.S. communications providers remove from their networks Chinese equipment determined to threaten national security.
“5G networks need to be robust and secure, and not rely on equipment or services that pose a national security risk,” said Sen. Wicker. “This legislation would ensure continued American leadership in advanced wireless technology deployment. It offers relief to those providers that need to replace foreign equipment within their networks while augmenting the availability of secure 5G networks for all Americans.”
“Future U.S. security and economic prosperity will depend on 5G technology. With so much at stake, our communications infrastructure must be protected from threats posed by foreign governments and companies like Huawei,” said Sen. Cotton. “Our bill will support 5G’s deployment in the United States while defending that technology from exploitation.”
US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency over technology designed or produced by ‘foreign adversaries,’ an act widely understood to target China’s ZTE and Huawei in an effort to freeze them out of 5G market.
h/t Digital mix guy