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* Among the topics we discuss in our November 2019 Newsletter: Glioblastoma RFR Carcinogenicity The Precautionary Principle versus the ALARA Principle 5G Research at Bremen University The WHO, UN, ITU and ICNIRP – Important decisions made at the recent ITU congress in Egypt. Videos and podcasts Occupational risks for cell tower antenna workers and maintenance...
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22 NOVEMBER 2019 Meteorologists say international standards for wireless technology could degrade crucial satellite measurements of water vapour. Alexandra Witze Water vapour over the continental United States is shown in this satellite image from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Credit: NOAA/GOES The international agency that regulates global telecommunications agreed to new radio-frequency standards on...
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By ITU News Delegates representing ITU Member States have agreed at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to adopt an innovative new milestone-based approach for the deployment of non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) systems in specific radio-frequency bands and services. The agreement reached at WRC-19 establishes regulatory procedures for the deployment of NGSOs, including mega-constellations in low-Earth orbit....
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OVERVIEW Although half of the global population is already connected to the Internet, there is a need for greater broadband connectivity and telecommunication services in communities, rural and remote areas that are undeserved. High-altitude platform station (HAPS) systems can potentially be used to provide both fixed broadband connectivity for end users and transmission links between...
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WRC-19 to manage scarce radio-frequency spectrum for rapidly evolving terrestrial and space-based communication technologies Sharm El-Sheikh, 28 October 2019 The World Radiocommunication Conference, the international treaty-making Conference governing the global management of scarce radio-frequency spectrum as well as geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits, opened today in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The conference was opened by President Abdel...
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Video message from António Guterres Secretary-General, United Nations, for the World Radio Communication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 28 October – 23 November 2019. Added note by EMFSA:  
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Press Release Radiocommunication Assembly 2019 (RA-19), Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Image credit ITU Sharm El-Sheikh, 25 October 2019 The ITU Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-19) concluded today charting future directions in radiocommunication systems and information and communication technologies. Chaired by Mr Sergey Pastukh of the Russian Federation, RA-19 set future work programmes for the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R)...
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Updated Oct. 15 at 6:18 p.m. Eastern to include a statement from SpaceX. WASHINGTON — SpaceX has asked the International Telecommunication Union to arrange spectrum for 30,000 additional Starlink satellites. SpaceX, which is already planning the world’s largest low-Earth-orbit broadband constellation by far, filed paperwork in recent weeks for up to 30,000 additional Starlink satellites...
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