The report from the Australian Communications Media Authority show that, for all 59 small cell sites measured across Australia early this year. the EME levels in publicly accessible areas are less than 1% of the Australian Standard exposure limit for the general public.
Telcos install the radio transmitters on structures such as light poles, bus shelters and the sides of buildings.
The report on electromagnetic energy levels is part of ACMA’s cells compliance program, announced in April 2019.
The program assesses telcos’ compliance with the EME Standard for small cell deployments and is one of ACMA’s compliance priorities for 2019–20.
The ACMA, which says the measurement program will continue into 2020–21, is responsible for making sure people, equipment and devices comply with safe EME limits, consistent with the limits set by ARPANSA, the Australian Government’s expert agency on health matters related to EME.
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