1 The capacity calculation is based on the assumption that the devices of the specified number of users are connected to the same mobile cell at the same time and achieve the same average data throughput. Depending on the source (and underlying data throughput), 5G can connect 100 to 1000 times more devices or users compared with 4G.
2 Between autumn 2021 and spring 2022, the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) conducted an extensive field trial on mobile network radiation emissions. The example shows the average values for 5G (frequency band 3580–3700 MHz: 0.17 V/m) and 4G/LTE (frequency band 1805–1880 MHz: 0.62 V/m). For this example, measurements were taken from the roof of a bicycle shed on the premises of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in Liebefeld, Switzerland. All measurements from the field trial confirmed what was already known – that, overall, radiation levels measured from adaptive antennas (5G) are significantly lower than those from conventional antennas (3G and 4G). The measurements also show that the radiation levels are far below the precautionary low installation limit values of 4–6 V/m, which apply to places of sensitive use. And these are only a fraction of the frequency-dependent exposure limit values of 28–61 V/m.