Some Swiss regions have suspended the use of new mobile sites constructed for 5G due to health concerns.

The country is one of the most advanced 5G nations in Europe, with Swisscom and Sunrise among the first to launch next-generation networks. Speeds and coverage outpace other nations in the region and the government itself is interested in using 5G for applications like smart farming.

However, Switzerland is also home to a vocal community of anti-5G campaigners. Protests have taken place in major cities while rural mayors have declared their desire to remain ‘5G-free zones’.

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Former Sunrise CEO Olaf Swantee has bemoaned the spread of ‘fake news’ regarding health concerns and likened campaigners to ‘Flat Earthers’.