The Swiss government on Wednesday said that it would monitor non-ionizing radiation of the antennas that will be installed in the country's 5G networks.
The Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) will measure levels of non-iodising radiation, assess the risks and regularly inform the public about its findings.
Some Swiss cantons baulk at authorizing new antennas needed to support 5G services after a spectrum auction in February that raised 380 million Swiss francs ($377 million).
The country has also set up a working group to analyze the risks of radiation exposure in 5G mobile networks. The group will provide a report with recommendations in the following months.
In February 2019, new frequencies (700 MHz, 1400 MHz and 3500 MHz) were allocated to mobile communications in the country and were acquired by three mobile operators.
For the frequency range around 1400 MHz, a limit of the number of the installed mobile radio antennas had not been set. The Federal Council has now closed this gap, Switzerland government added.