New RF technologies - 5G

What is 5G?

5G is the 5th generation of wireless telecommunication technology, following 2G, 3G and 4G. It is expected to provide faster connections with higher capacity and fast response times which, as well as improving mobile services, will be used for new applications such as e-health, smart energy networks or smart farming.

5G frequency fields

Does the EPA have a role in the deployment of 5G?

The EPA has no role in the deployment of 5G. The EPA's role is to provide advice and information on public exposure to EMF within the spectrum of 0 Hz to 300 GHz. This range includes the radio frequencies that are envisaged for 5G.

Information in the links below aims to address some of the typical questions we receive regarding 5G: