The Science of Safe Connection

Learn about electromagnetic energy (EME) from telecommunications

Did you know that EME is already part of our everyday lives?

Electromagnetic energy (EME) is emitted in the natural environment from sources like the sun and the earth’s atmosphere. It can also be energy emitted by artificial sources or from everyday items like radios, televisions, toasters, fridges and lightbulbs. The type of EME used in these everyday items is Radio Frequency EME (RF EME).

RF EME plays an important part in telecommunications networks, and is used to send and receive information. This is how it’s possible to make a phone call or send a text message.

The Australian Government strictly regulates RF EME emissions from telecommunications networks to protect the health and safety of Australians, while also allowing our communities to benefit from modern telecommunications services. These regulations are informed by Australian and international scientific evidence.

RF EME emissions from telecommunications networks are governed by strict regulations that ensure it operates safely in our communities. In Australia, all telecommunications infrastructure and equipment must comply with these regulations.

Want to learn more about EME from telecommunications? This video shows you how EME from telecommunications works.