US research shows that schools that ban phones have more reported bullying.
As the deployment of 5G networks draws closer, international health authorities have been looking at the potential health risks associated with 5G and exposure to EME.
No doubt, your kids have told you that everyone else at school already has a phone, and in fact, ACMA research found that 80% of Australian teenagers (aged 14-17) are now using a smartphone. The advice from experts can be confusing when it comes to smartphones and kids as differing opinions are strongly held.
The TIO's Annual Report for 2017/18 shows that service providers are continuing to work to address consumer complaints and systemic issues with complaints falling by 17.8% in the final quarter of the year.
As the deployment of 5G accelerates it will deliver enhanced mobile technologies whilst maintaining low levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF) exposure. For more information on 5G and how it will work, including the health and safety aspects see our 5G Explained resources which are the latest installment in the EMF Explained Series.
Download the latest report from Deloitte Access Economics on 5G Mobile and how it is enabling businesses and economic growth here.
Government releases its assessment of the potential impacts of 5G on Australia’s productivity and growth
AMTA welcomes the Government’s working paper on “Impacts of 5G on productivity and economic growth”.
February 6th is Safer Internet Day and we are all being asked to be more respectful online.
Interference to the mobile network can cause calls to drop out, data speeds to drop and impact on network performance. In the worst case, it can prevent someone else from making a call to Triple Zero in an emergency. The ACMA has now made available a consumer factsheet on interference that explains some of the common causes of interference and what you should do if you are contacted by a mobile network operator about interference to their network.
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.
Accessible Telecoms and GARI help consumers find a device with the accessibility features that work best for their particular needs.
National Road Safety week ends on 6 May 2018. This year's national campaign has focussed on younger drivers and has seen national icons, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, lit up in yellow to highlight road safety.
Mobile phones do not have any characteristics which would make them attractive to lightning strikes. While it is sensible to avoid using a fixed- line (copper wire) phone during a thunderstorm; the same precaution does not apply to mobile phones or fibre optic cable (e.g. NBN).
The UK is moving ahead with the roll-out of 5G technologies and application with an announcement that the UK Government will fund six 5G pilot programs across the country to the value of £25m.