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AMTA showcases RadioWorkSafe

AMTA continuing its global leadership in EME safety, last week at the International EME Standards Meeting in Melbourne showcased its latest worker safety innovation RadioWorkSafe.

RadioWorkSafe provides height workers, building and facility managers with essential information to help provide a safe work place and manage access around mobile and communications antennas. AMTA CEO Chris Althaus said ‘RadioWorkSafe provides the basic safety steps for working on base stations and buildings and other facilities with radio transmitting antennas.’

Ray McKenzie, AMTA's Mobile Carriers Forum program manager demonstrated the app commented that A great feature of the new app is a simple checklist with the basic safety reminders’. ‘It’s easy to use and available on your mobile, tablet or laptop’.

RadioWorkSafe was developed by the Telstra EME safety team for AMTA and already has global appeal. Mike Wood, Telstra’s EME specialist spent time in Europe earlier this year with European operators and EME safety equipment manufactures where the app was put through its paces. Mike said ‘the educational resources, safety videos and easy to use checklist was a universal feature suited to a global market’.

AMTA will the app at a dedicated educational presentation for the Australian at height worker industry at the Comms Connect conference in Melbourne in November. Its available now at on your mobile, tablet or PC.

24 November 2017


Final NTP results cannot confirm mobile phone cause cancer in humans

The long awaited final results of the decade-spanning US National Toxicology Program on radiofrequency energy exposure has found no consistent effects in male and female mice and rats exposed to mobile phone signals for their whole life (2 years). However, in a sub-section of the study, researchers found that at the highest doses for the longest periods of time, cellphone radiation might cause a rare cancer in male rats. “High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumours in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP),” said a press release from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences where the program is headquartered.

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AMTA Annual Report 2017

In 2017, the strong demand for mobile services continues to have an impact on our economy and society as the industry shifts its focus in preparation for 5G, the next generation of mobile technology. AMTA’s latest Annual Report includes the following highlights: As industry prepares for 5G the need for regulatory reform in spectrum management and network infrastructure deployment is increasingly urgent. 5G Mobile – Enabling Businesses and Economic Growth Report by Deloitte Access Economics found that 5G is expected to further drive Australia’s digital economy. It will add to the already significant (and growing) $34 billion in long-term productivity benefits from mobile; and annual network spend from mobile providers is expected to reach $5.7 billion in FY2017-18. The MCF has focused on an agenda of legislative reform to support the efficient and flexible deployment of network infrastructure.


How will 5G improve network performance

While the technical standards for 5G are still being developed, experts agree that 5G will offer: Latency of less than 1ms; Ability to deliver speeds of up to 10 Gbps and beyond; Energy efficiency in running 1000s of devices; and Improved network capacity by enabling millions of low bandwidth devices to connect simultaneously. Where 4G focussed on providing improved speed and capacity for individual mobile phone users, 5G will enable more industrial applications, and could be a major technological driver in industrial digitalisation. For more information about 5G read our latest report from Deloitte Access Economics. Download the complete report.