5G is a killer…investment of course!

Monday, 27 May 2019
Melbourne, Australia
By Harje Ronngard

  • The incredible potential of the 5G network, coming soon
  • Revolutionary or deadly?

One more day…

One more day, and Aussies get 5G phones.

I’ve mentioned them before…the Samsung 5G S10 phones.

These 5G enabled phones will only be sold in Samsung and Telstra stores.

Those who already bought the Galaxy S10+ from Telstra stores will have 21 days to upgrade to the Galaxy S10 5G.

Those that didn’t buy the S10+ and want the S10 5G, can now only get it from two places. Either a Samsung or Telstra retail store.

While Aussies can get their hands on new 5G handsets tomorrow, the infrastructure might be a few months off yet.

The Conversation writes:

5G is a mobile phone network that promises top speeds, especially in highly populated areas. Australia has been expecting the network to be broadly up and running by around 2020 — there is limited availability in some central business districts right now.

Top 5G speeds can reach up to 10 gigabits per second, 20 times faster than 4G. This means movie downloads in a matter of seconds — as opposed to minutes with 4G. A mobile phone, gaming laptop or smart TV can communicate with a 5G network at a response speed of 1 millisecond, as opposed to 30 milliseconds with 4G.

Huawei, the world’s biggest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, is leading the 5G race. The Chinese company is around 12 months ahead of its competitors Nokia and Ericsson.

The problem is, we’ve banned Huawei and their industry leading equipment. Telecoms now have to rely on more expensive and clunky alternatives.

The Conversation continues:

Australia’s telecommunications networks have already felt the impact of the Coalition’s Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms announced in August 2018.

These reforms “place obligations on telecommunications companies to protect Australian networks from unauthorised interference or access that might prejudice our national security”.

The guidance effectively put the companies on notice, implying that use of Huawei could violate cybersecurity laws. No company wants to be in such a position. Continuing with Huawei after being informed that the company may pose a national security risk could bring legal and reputational risks.

The result is companies such as Optus and Vodafone were left scrambling to re-negotiate 5G testing and rollout plans that had been in the works since 2016. Optus has already delayed its 5G roll out.

Most operators do use additional manufacturers such as Nokia and Ericsson for networks and testing. But it’s already clear from cases in Europe that such companies have been slow to release equipment that is as advanced as Huawei’s.

Costs incurred by such changes and the delays in rolling out high-quality services are absorbed by mobile phone companies in the first instance, and eventually passed on to the consumer.

But all in good time, right?

5G is coming…there’s no two ways about it. It now just becomes a waiting game of when it reaches a mass audience here in Australia.

When that does happen, I expect it could eventually be a boon for our economy. And in the pages of Wealth Eruption, I’ve made a number of recommendations that I believe could soon begin to profit from this technology.

Of course, we don’t want to wait forever. These investments could sour over time, mind you. But they’re in wonderful positions to benefit from this inevitable rollout in the next generation of connectivity.

Maybe patience isn’t the issue that’s bothering you, though. I’ve been told some of you are more worried about the safety of this latest frequency.

Some suggest it can cause headaches, nosebleeds, autism and even cancer…

Are these claims reasonable? Today, we’ll take a look. But first, the markets.

Markets

Over the weekend, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 190.92 points, or 0.74%.

The S&P 500 is up 3.82 points, or 0.14%.

In Europe the Euro Stoxx 50 index finished up 23.50 points, or 0.71%. Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 rose 0.65%, and Germany’s DAX closed up 58.63 points, or 0.49%.

In Asian markets Japan’s Nikkei 225 is up 65.36 points, or 0.31%. China’s CSI 300 is up 1.03%.

In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 is down 4.10 points, or 0.06%.

On the commodities markets, West Texas Intermediate crude oil is US$58.35 per barrel. Brent crude is US$68.70 per barrel.

Turning to gold, the yellow metal is trading for US$1,287.05 (AU$1,856.68) per troy ounce. Silver is US$14.63 (AU$21.11) per troy ounce.

One bitcoin is worth US$8,755.92.

The Aussie dollar is worth 69.32 US cents.

Revolutionary or deadly?

Researchers have even petitioned against rolling 5G out in Europe. They believe it could cause people to become depressed and sick over time.

Maybe they’re on to something.

The government has a weapon called the Active Denial System (ADS).

The system fires high powered beams of 95 GHz waves at targets, usually unruly protesters. These waves work in a similar way to a microwave. They heat up water and fat molecules.

Essentially, it’s a non-lethal way for the military to cause immense pain to targets. Some have said it feels like their skin was on fire under the beams.

And it could be this same frequency that 5G operates on…



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That similarity alone has caused a whole bunch of people to make big leaps and assumptions. Yet people were saying the same thing when 2G came out.

Consider Android Authority’s line of thinking…

Radiation probably makes you think about waste hazards and nuclear bombs. While that’s fair, there are plenty of very safe forms of radiation. In fact, we’re constantly bathing in background radiation, like cosmic rays from the sun.

There’s a major difference between safe radiation and the bad type associated with places like Chernobyl or X-ray machines. This is the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation appears at wavelengths above ultraviolet light, aka X-rays and gamma rays. These can damage your DNA by knocking electrons out of the base molecules, leading to tumours and cancer.



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Lower frequency radio waves, like what’s used for LTE mobile networks, are non-ionizing — they can’t cause the same type of damage. Certain non-ionizing wavelengths can still be bad for you, as they produce heat at extremely high-power level. Your microwave can warm up some nasty TV dinners just fine, but it requires more than a thousand watts of power to do so.

The FCC’s safe limit for mobile phones is a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.6 watts per kg (1.6 W/kg) of mass, nowhere near enough to warm up your body. Smartphones marketed in the U.S. must demonstrate compliance with this limit before they go on sale. ICNIRP guidelines used in Europe and most other countries set this limit at around 2.0 W/kg. These are the absolute legal limits of exposure. Most of the time the real-world values are significantly lower, especially when we put our phones down.

Maybe that’s just not enough, though.

OK. Well, if we’ve seen a huge rise in mobile phones, connectivity frequencies and all the stuff that comes with it, shouldn’t we see higher incidence of sickness and cancers?

If you look at the data, that doesn’t seem to be the case.



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Source: Android Authority
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Don’t get me wrong. I’m more than happy to change my mind on the subject, provided the facts change.

But from what I’ve read and seen so far, I’d rather try and make money from 5G instead of talking about the imaginary cancer it causes…

Please feel free to write in if you do have research papers and data to confirm 5G is detrimental to human health.

You can send your findings and comments to letters@portphillipinsider.com.au.

Make sure you include ‘5G Cancer’, or something similar in your subject line so I’m sure to get your email.

But until we see some conclusive evidence of real dangers of 5G networks, I’ll continue to make recommendations for my Wealth Eruption readers to profit from this new technology, and the wave of innovation it could kick off.

Your friend,

Harje Ronngard,
Editor, Wealth Eruption