Learn about Electromagnetic Energy (EME) from telecommunications and wireless services, including 5G, and how EME is regulated in Australia.

When we use our mobile devices to communicate, they use low level radio waves. These radio waves emit electromagnetic energy (EME). Australia regulates how much EME our telecommunications devices emit so that you can be confident these devices are safe. Every new piece of telecommunications technology is subject to regulation limiting the level of EME that is emitted - including 5G. EME from telecommunications is researched, regulated and safe. That’s the science of safe connection

Do you have questions about electromagnetic energy (EME)?

This video looks at EME and how it is researched and regulated to ensure the safety of telecommunications equipment.

Learn about EME in Australia


See how EME from artificial and natural sources forms a part of day-to-day life.

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The Science of Safe Connection

Discover how EME used in telecommunications is researched, regulated and safe.

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EME and New Technologies

Learn how EME will be safely used in the rollout of the 5G network.

Your questions answered

What is 5G?

5G is the latest global wireless standard for mobile and internet services– following on from 4G, 3G, 2G and 1G

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What are the benefits of 5G?

5G offers much higher speeds and fast data transfers. It has the potential to transform the way we connect and create new services and business opportunities.

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What is EME?

EME is all around us in our natural environment and is also used in wireless technologies at very low and safe levels.

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How is EME regulated?

The Australian Government strictly regulates the use of EME in telecommunications to protect all Australians, based on decades of Australian and international research.

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Who is responsible for regulating EME and 5G?

The Australian Government regulates and sets the policy framework for the telecommunications industry. This is enforced by the independent regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

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