On Feb. 12th, the Financial Times reported that Switzerland has halted 5G due to health concerns about the technology- specifically the beam-forming characteristics of the new technology– essentially streetpole-mounted equipment that can emit “microwave lasers.”
The next day (predictably) the global telecom industry via Mobile World Live published an article claiming that this was not in fact the case.
We took a look at the original letter translated from the German- it sounds to us like Switzerland put a halt to 5G installations because of concerns about public exposure.
Here are some key quotes from the letter:
“With adaptive antennas, it is possible to send the signals in the direction of the users or the mobile devices (beamforming) and to reduce them significantly in the other directions.”
“There is still no standard worldwide….”
“…further clarifications on exposure must be made and, if possible, tested in real operation.”
“This work will take some time.”
Sounds to us like it’s pretty much an open and shut case– under pressure from the populace, Swiss regulators are getting cold feet about authorizing new 5G infrastructure that could seriously harm the population.
This moratorium is the result of a huge grassroots effort in Switzerland to ban 5G, including large street protests and this petition that has garnered tens of thousands of signatures. Take a stand for community health and our common future. Oppose 5G!
More info: https://stop5ginternational.org/
Click here to download the full letter (in German/ pdf): BAFU letter_jan 31 2020