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ITU deal on 5G worries weather experts

Negotiators announced a deal on new radio frequency standards for 5G technology, despite worries it may negatively impact climate and weather forecasting.

Negotiators at a U.N.-sponsored telecommunication conference announced a deal on Friday to launch new radio frequency standards for 5G technology, despite concerns it could negatively impact climate and weather forecasting.

The World Radiocommunication Conference wrapped up four weeks of meetings in Egyptian resort town Sharm el-Sheikh with agreement over the use of additional radio frequency bands for 5G, or fifth-generation high-speed wireless technology. The scope of the conference was set a half-decade earlier.

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