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5G technology arrives in France: Necessary progress or a danger to our health?

While the transition to a 5G world will revolutionise various parts of the economy, there are also fears about its rollout.
While the transition to a 5G world will revolutionise various parts of the economy, there are also fears about its rollout. © FRANCE 24

In France, the arrival of 5G technology is imminent: phone network providers hope to begin 5G operations by the end of the year. Together they have spent more than €2 billion purchasing the required frequencies. While the transition to a 5G world is expected to revolutionise various parts of the economy, including the industry and health sectors, there are also fears about its rollout. Many NGOs are warning of health and environmental risks. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris-Trent, Hanane Saïdani and Wassim Cornet report.