feel affected by radiation from mobile communication masts in their homes.
think that mobile communication masts are dangerous. Motorised vehicles 70% and climate change 80%.
use their smartphone for streaming, e-mailing, surfing and working on the move.
use a smartphone; more than half have two or more devices.
The safety of society and the environment is also central to the operation of the mobile network. Swisscom addresses concerns about possible risks through research, education and precautionary tips. Swisscom complies with the applicable federal requirements at all times.
We ensure transparency at all times by publishing information about the electrical field strengths of our network and mobile phone output power levels.
5G is being operated on frequencies that have already been used for radio transmissions. As usage continues to increase, additional frequencies will be needed in the near future. Research is being conducted worldwide to determine which areas are best suited for this.
In Switzerland, particularly strict limits apply in places where people spend a lot of time. Known as installation limit values, these limits are ten times lower than recommendations of the World Health Organisation.
It is well known that 5G represents the foundation for the industry of tomorrow, for the smart agriculture of the future and, one day, for the optimal management of traffic flows. But how do you benefit from all this? Even if you don’t use 5G at all, 5G helps to avoid data congestion on the mobile network. (length 01:04 min.)
A 5G antenna does not emit any stronger or different radiation than any other mobile technologies. It emits ‘non-ionizing radiation’. It may sound mysterious, but you’ll find plenty in any domestic kitchen. This video explains why. (length 01:18 min.)
5G currently only uses frequencies that have been in use for a long time, and will continue to use these frequencies for years to come. Including some wavelengths used to make media history. (length 01:26 min.)
More than 4,000 studies have already been conducted into mobile technology – and no risk has been proven either to humans or animals. (length 00:51 min.)
The physical infrastructure of 5G works in the same way as its predecessor technologies: from the basic principle to the frequencies used – nothing has changed.
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