Learn more about the use of electromagnetic energy (EME) and 5G in wireless services and how they are regulated in Australia.

Communication with our friends and family, or for business and community services, is an important part of everyday life. Each new development in technology brings new ways to connect and benefits for how we live and work.  We make sure these advances are strictly regulated so all Australians can use them with confidence.

Do you have questions about electromagnetic energy (EME)?

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

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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 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.

What's new

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The science about its safety is clear.

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