Do we really need 5G ?

The promise of 5G is essentially faster speed and low latency. Proponents of 5G argue that it will lead to an enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable communications that will be helpful for critical missions like robotic telemedicine, remote operation of equipment or autonomous cars and massive usage of the Internet of Things (IoT). Future applications of 5G are numerous: safer transportation, remote health care, precision agriculture and digitized logistics to name a few. However, activists and scientists are calling for a moratorium on the implementation of 5G out of fear about its impact on the environment and…