5G has been described as a “game changer” and there’s a lot of information and opinions about it. Some of it is accurate but a lot of it isn’t. To help you separate fact from fiction we have taken a closer look at five of the 5G myths circulating today.
4 November 2020

5G has been described as a "game changer" and there's a lot of information and opinions about it. Some of it is accurate but a lot of it isn't.

To help you separate fact from fiction we have taken a closer look at five of the 5G myths circulating today.

Myth #1: 5G is an untested, new technology

Fact #1

The technology 5G relies on is not new; it is integral to our lives and is tested in line with strict international safety standards.

Myth #2: 5G is harmful to human health

Fact #2

There is no evidence to suggest 5G is harmful to human health.

Myth #3: 5G uses higher frequencies which means higher radiation levels

Fact #3

5G will operate using higher frequencies and generate lower levels of electromagnetic energy.

Myth #4: Electromagnetic energy is only emitted from telecommunications facilities

Fact #4

Electromagnetic energy is emitted from a number of natural and artificial sources including but not limited to telecommunications.

Myth #5: All electromagnetic energy is dangerous

Fact #5

Some electromagnetic energy may be dangerous in some circumstances but not that used for telecommunications.