Revolutionizing technology for mobile phones is taking shape and arriving in Keighley soon. The town is set to benefit by the advent of 5G – or the fifth-generation market. Soon the citizens will experience lightning fast downloading speed. EE and 3G UK have reported on plans to upgrade an existing mast, which will be situated at the top of New Devonshire House in Keighley. The plan was submitted to Bradford Council, and it is one of the three planning applications which will install new equipment in the district.
A resident from Keighley has however voiced concerns over the potential health risks. The increased wireless radiation could jeopardize the health, but the new change is however welcomed. The town’s MP John Grogan said in a statement: “It is exciting that the centre of Keighley could be one of the first places in West Yorkshire to benefit from 5G.”
Experts predict that the economy and the society will benefit greatly from the technology of 5G, mainly because of its capacity to handle more data. Moreover it will also escalate the response times. Citizens are taking to the internet and work in sectors of transport, manufacturing and healthcare will benefit from it. Public Health England has reported that 5G technology is safe as the exposure to radio waves is well within the international guidelines. It is equivalent to the current 4G system.
A recent report by Barclays claimed that a strong 5G network will spread to other parts of the UK within the year and it could boost Yorkshire’s economy by £1 billion by 2025.