Bournemouth Push Through 5G
Bournemouth Council to push through with 5G testing despite concerns over its health impact.
18:07 29 October 2018
Cllr John Beesley, the leader of Bournemouth council, said that supporting new technology, particularly 5G, was “fundamental” to boost long-term growth. The comment comes amidst concerns that the infrastructure needed to deploy may cause health problems, including cancer. He said that the project will be carried out with support from experts to ensure that it is done safely.
“Supporting new technologies such as 5G is fundamental in continuing to build Bournemouth’s digital infrastructure, leading to long-term economic growth and creating the best possible place for people to live, work and visit,” he said.
“The council continues to work closely with bodies such as Ofcom as well as government experts in wireless technology to further our 5G ambitions and to ensure the safe installation and performance of 5G equipment.
“Bournemouth’s recent work with the Ordnance Survey to provide a test bed environment for 5G mapping tool technology has positioned the town at the forefront of this digital innovation.”
5G will be rolled out in the UK starting 2019. It is expected deliver extremely fast internet speeds, which can revolutionise many industries, including the transport and healthcare sectors.