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How Wireless Works

Wireless communication networks rely on two essential elements - individual devices and supporting network infrastructure. This section of our site aims to help explain how the various wireless technologies work and to answer common EMF related questions related to them.


There are a number of national and international guidelines, recommendations and standards for exposure to radio waves. They are very similar and usually based on recommendations from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).


When you make a call on your mobile phone, it emits radio waves (also known as radio frequency or 'RF' energy) that are then transmitted to the nearest base station.


Wi-Fi® is a technology that is growing in popularity around the world and which allows users to connect their computers to the internet or to each other without the need for wires and cables.