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Beyong 5G: The 6G revolution is ushering a new era

By France24
26 September 2020   |   9:00 am
As a heated debate is currently underway in France over the potential health and environmental consequences of 5G, we tell you what the next gen of network is set to change. We also talk about the prospect of 6G that is supposed to usher in the era of cyborgs.

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