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The claim that 5G trials or networks are causing coronavirus in India is "false" and without any scientific basis, an official release said. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said several misleading messages are being circulated on various social media platforms, claiming that the second wave of coronavirus has been caused by the testing of the 5G mobile towers. Outlining the initiatives already taken, the DoT said it has a well-structured process so that operators strictly adhere to these prescribed norms.
South Korea has introduced MEC technology at Incheon International Airport to operate an artificial intelligence (AI) system that screens potential Covid-19 patients. The system will check for passengers without masks or with COVID-19 symptoms, using digital kiosks and video surveillance. The system can also send out autonomous robots for disinfection.
In yet another setback for China, two developed nations - Israel and the United States - have begun collaboration with India in developing the next generation of emerging technologies. The three countries have agreed to work together for developing a transparent, open, reliable and secure 5G communication network. The branching out of this trilateral initiative in the development and technological arena is a result of the people-to-people collaboration, in particular those by the Indian diaspora in the US and Israel, that was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his historic visit to Israel three years ago in July 2017, community leaders said. A collaboration in 5G is a just tip of the iceberg and a first step, according to US Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick.
The company is on a quest to restore investor confidence following concerns that it is lagging its peers Ericsson and Huawei in 5G development. Nokia cut its outlook for 2019 and 2020 back in October, blaming it on its need to step up its investments in 5G - news that knocked a third off the value of its share price.