1) Telus is announcing that it will not use Huawei in building the 5G grid. It seems to imply in this article that Telus has not used Huawei in building its grid already — which is not accurate. The microcells that are outside many homes in BC were made by Huawei and hold transmitters made by Huawei; the pilot 5G projects that have occurred in towns and cities and on our universities involve, to a great extent, Huawei. We need to ask what is happening with the existing portions of the 5G grid that has significant Huawei components.
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Bell, Telus to use Nokia and Ericsson, not Huawei, in building their next-generation 5G networks
“BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. will both use equipment from Scandinavian component makers Nokia and Ericsson to build out their next-generation 5G networks in Canada….
A few hours after Bell’s move, Telus announced that it, too, would use Nokia and Ericsson for its 5G network. That’s a departure from what the company said as recently as February, when Telus announced it was moving ahead with plans to roll out 5G using Huawei equipment.
Huawei gear is in use on the lower-generation equipment at both telecom companies, but appears to be in the process of getting shut out of their 5G plans.”
2) If true, the US military is taking advantage of the 5G we are paying for through fees and, probably, higher rates to build their network which includes the satellites that will be spewing EMR all over the earth. I wonder if this military need explains the major rush to get these transmitters in place and the unwillingness to delay in order to protect our health.
5G, the new track of the arms race
“At Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada – announces the Pentagon – construction of a 5G experimental network will begin in July. It will become operational in January 2021….
At the Red Flag in 2021, 5G mobile networks consisting of towers, that can be assembled and disassembled in less than an hour for rapid transfer depending on the operation in progress, will probably already be in operation for testing in a real environment.
The Nellis base is the fifth selected by the Pentagon to test the military use of 5G: the others are in Utah, Georgia, California and Washington State.
A Congressional Research Service paper (see below) explains that this fifth-generation mobile data technology can have “many military applications. One such application is for “autonomous military vehicles,” that is, robotic air, land and naval vehicles capable of autonomously performing attack missions without even remote control. This requires the storage and processing of an enormous amount of data that cannot be carried out solely on board the autonomous vehicle. The 5G will allow this type of vehicle to use an external data storage and processing system, similar to the current Cloud for personal file storage. This system can make possible “new military operational concepts”, such as “swarming”, in which each vehicle automatically connects to the others to carry out the mission (e.g. an air attack on a city or a naval attack on a port).”
3) Major concerns about the vulnerability of the 5G technology, especially given that any Chinese component of the system could jeopardize national security. It will be interesting to see how Telus gets out of the Huawei contracts and reconfigures the 5G grid already in place. Also, concerns relate to any equipment in the system that are Chinese made. What about smeters which have been said to be the key to the 5G access to Internet of Things. Some Engineers who disassembled some said they were made in China and only the face plates, etc. were made in the US.
National Security Implications of Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Technologies
“Some experts are concerned that vulnerabilities in Chinese equipment could be used to conduct cyberattacks or military/industrial espionage. These experts claim vulnerabilities were introduced through the poor business practices of many Chinese companies. However, they note that vulnerabilities could also be intentionally introduced for malicious purposes…
Other analysts argue that the risks posed by Chinese telecommunications equipment vary depending on the equipment’s location within the cellular network architecture. Most cellular networks are broken into two groups: the core network, which provides the gateway to the internet and ensures devices meet the provider’s standards, and the radio access network, composed of the cellular towers that broadcast and receive radio signals ”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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