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Not everyone happy with 5G antennas

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The cabinet wants to give telecom companies ample room to hang up antennas for 5G, the newest generation of mobile communication, in public places. But municipalities fear cluttering of the streets and problems with the management of street furniture on which the new antennas must be hung. They also foresee a flood of complaints from citizens about alleged health risks.

According to the FD newspaper, at least ten municipalities, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Eindhoven, expressed their dissatisfaction in a consultation round about proposed changes to the telecommunications law. An important change concerns the obligation on local authorities to make public space and infrastructure, such as government buildings, lampposts and traffic lights, available to telecom providers when they want to install new antennas.

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