5G: PARIS CITY HALL WANTS TO CONSULT CITIZENS BEFORE DEPLOYMENT
October 2020 | By Pauline Landais-Barrau | CNEWS | Translated from Original article in French
“Parisian ecologists were calling for a moratorium on the issue, and the Paris City Hall is finally going to launch a “metropolitan citizens’ conference” with a view to deploying 5G. A wish in this sense was voted during the last Paris Council.
While the first French 5G frequencies have just been allocated, Anne Hidalgo, hostile to “a moratorium” pure and simple, intends to initiate a “citizens’ conference” on a “metropolitan” scale to address the contours of its deployment in the capital.
A sensitive subject on which almost all the groups spoke at length during the Paris council meeting in early October. But the mayor’s team anticipated their questions and wanted to unite everyone around a common project: to bring the citizen debate on the deployment of 5G to life.
THE ELECTED OFFICIALS CALLED TO VOTE
In concrete terms, this citizens’ conference – open to residents of the capital and the inner suburbs by drawing lots – will begin to meet “in the coming weeks”, Paul Simondon, the new deputy mayor of Paris in charge of finance, told CNEWS.
Over several consecutive weekends, the draw will thus come to learn about the issue of the deployment of 5G, benefiting from additional insights on different themes. According to the deputy, the objective will be to eventually arrive at “the expression of recommendations”, which can then be integrated into the Paris Charter for Mobile Telephony.
Since 2003, this charter, “which works very well” for Paul Simondon, has been a regulatory tool to which the 4 main telephone operators have committed themselves. It has been improved several times, notably for the transition to 4G, and is regularly modified according to technological advances.
FOR “GREAT TRANSPARENCY”.
“We would like to have great transparency about the installation of 5G antennas,” explains Paul Simondon. The deputy reminds us that the Paris municipality had already committed to a 30% reduction in the level of exposure to the waves compared to national standards.
He added: “Paris is an area that welcomes innovation but is also very attentive to making a successful ecological transition. The idea is therefore to find “how to reconcile the two”, by listing a series of recommendations that are engaging for operators.
And as for when the first 5G antennas will be installed in Paris and its region, Paul Simondon is very clear: “We will make sure that the Paris Charter for Mobile Telephony is adapted before the arrival of 5G”.”
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