Maintaining an EMF-compliant network

IXUS can be customized to use various different international compliance standards including ICNIRP, IEEE, ARPANSA and EU standards. It is in line with the World Health Organization guidelines and standards on all aspects of EMF exposure.

These guidelines propose field exposure limits as well as control measures to ensure that no member of the public or worker on site is exposed to radio frequency fields higher than those stipulated by the guidelines.

A typical base station installation is not necessarily inherently compliant to the abovementioned guidelines, due to the transmit power used. Mobile network operators must therefore ensure that the necessary control measures are in place at each and every site.

Ensuring a base station is EMF-compliant involves:

  • Identifying non-compliant regions or zones.
  • Implementing reasonable and practicable engineering or administrative control measures for identified non-compliance zones.
  • Monitoring and documenting the above steps rigorously.

Compliance in any network is a process more than a state. This is because of the vast number of base station installations as well as the rapid rollout of new technology. The administrative burden of managing compliance for each base station in a large network can be considerable.

IXUS makes it easy to design, document and manage EMF compliance for a whole network.

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