The aim of this paper is to present results on output power level distributions of radio base stations (RBSs) and user devices connected to a Wideband Code Division Multiple Access-based third generation (3G) mobile communication network in India and relate the results to realistic human exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic field (EMF) emitted by the corresponding RBSs and devices.

The output power level distributions have been obtained through network-based measurements. In downlink, data from 868 radio base stations were gathered during seven days. In total, more than 1 million hours of data traffic and more than 700,000 hours of voice calls were measured in uplink.

The findings are in line with previously published results obtained in other networks in Europe, and demonstrate that knowledge on realistic power levels is important for accurate assessments of radio frequency electromagnetic field exposure.

Full abstract in IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2015.2453056


Paramananda Joshi, Mukesh Agrawal, Björn Thors, Davide Colombi, Ashwani Kumar, Christer Törnevik.

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Published 2015-07-04 in IEEE Access, volume 3.

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