RA Release Preliminary Report On 5G Technology

February 8, 2021

The 5G Safety Advisory Panel has recommended that the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda “lift the moratorium on 5G Rollout.”

This is according to the Preliminary Report into Radiofrequency and 5G Safety, with the public invited to review the document and provide their feedback before March 8th.


In August 2020, the Regulatory Authority mandated a moratorium on the deployment of 5G “pending the completion of a study and the issuance of a final determination.” The RA then appointed an Advisory Panel to assist the RA with the consultation, which included Glenn Blakeney [Bermuda], Dr. Rodney Croft [Australia], Dr. Jeffrey Herd [USA], Dr. Raafat Mansour [Canada] and Dr. Carika Weldon [Bermuda.]

Screenshot from the document:

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In releasing the report today, an RA spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda, has published its Preliminary Report into Radiofrequency and 5G Safety and is inviting the public to review the report and provide feedback.

“In October 2020, the RA conducted a public consultation to determine whether 5G technology is suitable for deployment in Bermuda. An independent Advisory Panel was formed to offer their advice and expertise in radiofrequency wireless technology for Fifth Generation [5G] technologies. The Panel was also required to review responses from the public and to provide a final report, containing their recommendations to the RA’s Board of Commissioners [BOC].

“After reviewing and assessing all information, the BOC has approved the publication of the Preliminary Report for added feedback. The public, including electronic communications sectoral participants, sectoral providers, and other interested parties are invited to review the document and provide their feedback before 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021.”

“Please visit www.ra.bm and select the ‘Respond To An Open Public Consultation’ button on the homepage to access the document.”

Document Extracts

The document notes that “the Advisory Panel, which does not have decision-making authority, is providing this final report to the Board of Commissioners regarding its work and subsequent recommendations.”

“Based on the information provided in the Introduction of this report and the conclusions of international standards and the substantial body of science underpinning them, there is no evidence of harm from 5G when exposure does not exceed the standards. It is concluded by the Advisory Panel that the radiation safety science does not support the view that 5G will be harmful to people,” the document states.

“The Advisory Panel also notes that there is no scientific basis for concluding that flora or fauna will be adversely affected by 5G. Accordingly, the 5G Safety Advisory Panel recommends that the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda lift the moratorium on 5G Rollout.”

The full Radio Frequency Preliminary Report follows below [PDF here]:

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  1. Kim Smith says:

    I do not hear any overwhelming need for Bermuda to move to 5G save for generating more confusion for the poor consumer who will be manipulated in making unneeded changes once again to make money for someone else and take it away from current businesses. Oh, and add the real concern for excessive radio frequency and it seems like madness to do this. But then life is only about the money nowadays isn’t it?

  2. Peter says:

    Before even talking about 5G, I think there are so many unserved areas that need to be addressed. The infrastructure gaps need to be fixed.