Huawei Zambia Denies That 5G Speeds up Spread of Coronavirus

Report in Collaboration with the GSMA Highlights Best Practice from National 5G Plans

2020-05-22 13:51:39 | Source:Telecompaper

Huawei Zambia has denied claims that 5G accelerates the spread of Covid-19, reports ITWeb. Hansen He, director of public relations Huawei Zambia, said Covid-19 spreads even in countries that have no 5G network. It is clear that there can never be any relationship between the pandemic and 5G technology, said He.

International media have reported concerns that 5G utilises higher frequency radio waves that are dangerous to humans and the environment, compared with 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. 

Huawei described these assertions as baseless and unfortunate. He said that while 5G does utilise higher frequency radio waves than older technologies, it is crucial to keep in mind that these radio waves are non-ionising, which means that they are not capable of causing harm to DNA inside cells, as long as safety limits are observed. The official said there may be a small increase in overall exposure to radio waves when 5G is added to an existing network or new area. 

Exposure is expected to remain low relative to guidelines and there should be no consequences for public health, according to He. He said that the controversy about 5G and coronavirus stems from "self-proclaimed researchers" and the biggest problem is business rivals who do not want to accept that Huawei is ahead of them in terms of 5G innovation. The controversy, He said, is therefore a well-plotted scheme engineered to discredit Huawei’s reputation.

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