February 21, 2020
Ofcom: 5G Spectrum Measurement Well Within Guideline Levels
Ofcom has today published the results from its latest spectrum measurement programme which seeks to measure the electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from equipment used to transmit 5G mobile signals. The programme measured EMF emissions at 16 5G sites across the UK and focussed on areas where mobile phone use is likely to be highest.
The measurement programme concluded that at all sites tested EMF emissions were a small fraction of the levels included in international guidelines. The maximum measured at any site was approximately 1.5% of those levels.
The guidelines, adopted by the UK Government, are set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). All mobile network operators are required to operate within these guidelines, and the limits developed by ICNIRP cover all radio signals used for mobile telecommunications in the UK, including the spectrum allocated for 5G services.
The data from the measurement programme for all 16 sites can be found here.
Further information on EMF, 5G and answers to common questions can be found at Mobile UK’s resource centre here.
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