Six Months in the Life of a Cellular Tower: Is 5G Exposure Higher than pre-5G One?

Luca Chiaraviglio, Chiara Lodovisi, Daniele Franci, Settimio Pavoncello, Tommaso Aureli

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5G service is already available in many countries, including Italy. Currently, 5G networks are run in parallel to the already deployed pre-5G ones (including 4G). In this work, we face the problem of continuously monitoring the exposure from a vantage point over a very long period of time (i.e., several months). After designing and validating a measurement setup suitable for our aims, we extensively collected 5G and pre-5G exposure data from the considered location. Results show that, although the share of 5G exposure is in general lower than pre-5G one, both intensity and occurrence of 5G exposure peaks are rapidly increasing over the months, suggesting a growth of 5G exposure levels in the near future.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Symposium on Measurements & Networking (M&N)
ISBN (Print)9781665483629
StatePublished - Sep 26 2022
Externally publishedYes

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