Now four Argentine cities have banned the establishment 5G communication technology. The commune of Lechmann (Santa Fe), Gualeguaychú (Entre Ríos), Azul (Buenos Aires) and Capilla del Monte (Córdoba) took this initiative several months ago, and recently, Ushuaia joined them.
It was established by Ordinance 6317, approved by the Deliberative Council of the Capital of Tierra del Fuego. Ushuaia „Radiation Free Zone from Fifth Generation Communication Technology”5G) and all subsequent generations of data transfer technology”.
The Citizens' Group Organized for the Regulation of Telecommunications (Gorte) encouraged the initiative due to the lack of scientific studies on the matter. 5G and the effects its installation may have on people.
What is 5G technology?
The 5G technology For many, this represents an advance in mobile technology, as they are mobile networks that use fifth generation technology, meaning they succeed the current 4G technology. According to the National Agency for Communications (ENACOM), these networks are „capable of simultaneously connecting multiple wireless devices, providing access to Internet and telephone services with higher speed and latency characteristics than those used by previous generations.” .
To achieve this connectivity, 5G developers used higher frequencies than 4G networks, thus achieving higher network performance. Pioneering companies in this type of telecommunications technology include Samsung, Huawei and Ericsson, which developed prototypes in 2013.
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In Argentina, Enacom approved the allocation of bandwidth bands for the provision of 5G services to companies such as Telecom, Claro and Telefónica. At the time, former Economy Minister Sergio Massa indicated that these companies could invest up to US$1,000 million in fiber optics and antennas to deploy the innovative technology.
What are the reasons why its installation is prohibited?
Now, why many cities prohibit its installation 5G Does this represent a technological breakthrough? In response, the Fijian municipality, led by Mayor Walter Voodoo, resolved „until medical, scientific and epidemiological studies are provided that demonstrate the total harmlessness of these radiations”.
For preventive purposes Health And the environment, the municipality decides that anyone seeking to revoke the mandate in the future must demonstrate studies supported by non-contradictory recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Commission on the Biological Effects of Fields. (ICBE-EMF) and the European Parliament's Committee on the Future of Science and Technology (STOA).
„We don't want to block progress. There are many people who don't understand that this technology has not been tested and has already brought problems in some places,” said Alejandra Guerrero, a member of the Corte in Tierra del Fuego. A Conversation with Delem.