The deployment of 5G risks damaging the environment. The fifth generation of communication in mobile technology “should give us a connection ten times faster than today”, explains journalist Dorothée Lachaud in the 13 Hours of France 2, Saturday, December 19. “It will be able to support a lot of simultaneous connections. It should also allow great advances in connected medicine”, develops the journalist.

However, “The High Council for the Climate is sounding the alarm signal. According to it, 5G will increase the carbon footprint of digital technology”. In other words, pollute more: between 2.7 and 6.7 million tonnes of CO2 in 2030, i.e. 20 to 40% more than today. Concretely, its installation requires “manufacture antennas to equip the network, build data centers, renew smartphones, connected objects”, summarizes Dorothée Lachaud.

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