It has been years since the first discussion on rolling out 5G in India. The auction for Radio Frequency(RF) bands meant to be used for the 5G services was constantly delayed for its pricing and colossal time consumption. The auctions might have been conducted, but the allotment operation is yet to transpire.
5G services have the potential to revolutionize the Indian industries. Rolling out, 5G also has adverse effects on the population, which are not being discussed as they should be.
The pros of 5G technology
The mass roll-out of 5G technology would ensure rapid data processing, increased applications of AI, and larger channels. Its power to connect many devices would be vastly used in industries like AI networks, surveillance, businesses and startups, data computing in the research field, and more satellite ranges. The exhilaration noticeable in the telecommunication industry contemplating the launch of 5G is similar to the first time launch of 2G, 3G, and 4G. The overall markets and technologies will make it easy for the population to effortlessly embrace the 5G technology. This 5G technology has the potential to fetch billions for the government and the operators.
The Cons of 5G technology
All of the possibilities that are supposed to come along with the launch of 5G seem good for the country. But this will also bring a spike in the graph of health hazards that is not discussed or allowed to be researched.
With the shift to 5G, there will be another rise in the frequency bands. The more the frequency, the more will be the screening effect by the buildings. There will be a rise in the number of cell towers in the country, with the 5G antennas being more directional than 4G. Considering India’s population density, the mass use of 5G would result in higher concentrations of radio waves and microwaves in the inhabitable areas, thus increasing the health hazards.
The industries should not ignore the threats to human health and the environment. The administration should give provisions to the medical sectors to carry out good research work in the field.