5G: Swiss Telcos Ignore Official Laws and Launch 5G; Rule Of Law Under Attack
With so many dominoes starting to fall where people don't want 5G, one had to expect the foundational Rule of Law would be tested.
In the past month, official resolutions against 5G have been adopted by the cantons of Geneva, Vaud, Jura and Neuchâtel in Switzerland. These are the first four Swiss regions to pass ordinances against 5G installation (see chart below), comprising 1.5 million people (18.1% of national population).
Despite that, the majority state-owned Swisscom defied these laws on April 17, when they activated 5G stations in 102 locations in Switzerland, including Basel, Bern, Chur, Davos, Geneva, Lausanne (Vaud) and Zurich. They did so by upgrading existing antennas installed for previous generations of wireless technology.
As reported by TheLocal.ch:
“Under Swisscom’s plans, more than 90 percent of the population will be covered by the end of 2019,” said the company in its statement. … One of the core concerns is the number of extra antennas that will needed – 5G can only transmit short distances – one reportedly every 10 to 12 metres. … Experts are urging the EU to follow Resolution 1815 of the Council of Europe, asking for an independent task force to reassess the health effects of 5G. Swisscom meanwhile is urging Switzerland to relax environmental laws which it claims are an impediment to rolling out 5G.