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For each site where we have taken readings, the percentages shown refer to the 2020 ICNRIP guideline level for the general public. ICNRIP is an international body formally recognised by the WHO, standard mandated in national law and in use throughout the EU.
Street level is where most of us spend most of our time. Emission levels in higher level apartments would be similar to readings taken here.
Antenna level measurements are taken in close proximity of the antennae – few of us would ever be in this area, unless for short periods of time working.
At the sites where we have measured 5G, the contribution from 5G was negligible; the total emissions from all telecommunication transmissions remained at a small percentage – or less - of the guideline level for the general public.
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In the first bar you will see emissions from all networks, in the second bar you’ll see the Melita network contribution. If 5G is being trialled in that site, the measurements will include the 5G trial data.
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We are trialing 5G on frequencies which have been used in Malta for many years.
*WiMax technology previously in use in Malta.
Wifi is a technology that operates on 2 frequency bands – 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The term 5G when used in the context of Wifi refers the 5GHz Wifi band.
5G, in the mobile technology context, refers to the generation of the mobile technology.
We measure emissions at the test locations using an industry standard field strength analyser and procedure. We measure over a period of 6 minutes and take the maximum of the average readings in that period. The readings are then shown a percentage of the ICNIRP general public.
This is the same methodology used by regulators both locally and in other countries including OFCOM, the UK Government regulator.
All wireless communications, such as TV, WiFi and all mobile networks, transmit at frequencies on the radio spectrum.
For 5G we are using frequencies which have been used for a long time, meaning there is a large body of scientific research into the effects of transmitting at these frequencies, and their suitability for telecommunications use.
The measurements we are getting from this trial are a very small percentage of the recommended guidelines for the general public issued by ICNIRP, these guidelines are designed to protect our health.
The measurements on this page show that radio emissions in Malta are far below the global guideline levels set by ICNIRP, – a non-governmental organisation formally recognised by WHO. The 5G trial results do not significantly increase emission levels. These results are in line with readings from the UK taken by OFCOM in sites where 5G networks are live.
This is because the frequencies that Melita is using for 5G are frequencies which have already been in use by wireless networks for many years, and due to the advanced nature of our Ericsson network.
5G is the next, or fifth, generation mobile internet connection coming after 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G. It offers much faster connection to the internet.
Melita’s 5G-ready network is supplied by Ericsson, a Swedish multinational network and telecommunications company. Ericsson have already deployed 5G networks in more than 30 countries around the world.