The National Communications Authority (NCA) has debunked speculations that the evolution of fifth-generation (5G) technology is the reason behind the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the NCA, there is absolutely no link between 5G technology and COVID-19.
The NCA urged the public to disregard the misleading videos and audios circulating on social media.
It explained that 5G is the next generation of mobile technology which has not yet been deployed in Ghana.
However, it promises significantly higher internet data speeds, which will enable innovative products and services in agriculture, transportation, education, health, security and commerce.
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“All generations of mobile cellular technology (1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G) operate on radio frequencies (RF). These frequencies are not visible, but they exist in the atmosphere; they are what enable radio and television stations to transmit news and information to us. They generate non-ionising radiation which poses no harm to human beings”, it emphasised.
The NCA, as part of its consumer protection mandate, said it has established a Type Approval laboratory with test and measurement equipment for Radio Frequencies (RF), Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR).