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EC proposes planning exemptions for 5G small cells

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The website RCR Wireless News reports on the recommendation from the European Commission that 5G cells conforming to approved criteria should be exempt from planning permission. The Commission is keen that the rollout of 5G happens quickly, ‘without administrative barriers’. Commissioner Thierry Breton described 5G networks as a ‘pillar of socio-economic development’, critical to the Covid-19 recovery. To achieve the exemption, cells will have to be ‘invisible or mounted in a non-obstructive way’, and produce less electromagnetic emissions than Wi-Fi. There are calls for similar exemptions to be put in place in the US, says the website, and the FCC is speeding up the federal review of infrastructure.

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The recommendation from the European Commission that 5G cells conforming to approved criteria should be exempt from planning permission.

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