Will the Mito Meter detect 5G millimeter waves?

by | Nov 17, 2020 | Mito Meter, Q&A | 1 comment

Pictured above is a Nokia-Starhub 5G trial, which like any standalone, or non-standalone 5G cell phone base station, it’s rendered useless without the telco carriers longer reaching and more penetrable sub frequency microwave signals.

5G mmWave connectivity is a microwave-dependent technology and not a standalone mobile solution. The Mito Meter RF Mode detects the 5G mmWave lower multi-tier LTE/5G microwave bands. Note also 6G microwaves will remain the main carrier of the allocated assignments/distributed bands when 5G is phased out.

This means if you have low microwave radiation levels, as in less than 10 uW/m2 (0.01mW/m2) in a city that uses mmWaves in its high congested zones or stadiums, you would most likely have no 5G mmWave issues. Like smoke & fire, where there is one, there is the other.

Note also that many of the new microcell 5G mmWave antenna sites are only 0.5 Watt and not 1000’s of watts like microwave towers and small cells, as the Telcos are under pressure to produce low power consumption solutions.

If you would like to measure mmWaves, ultra-fast real-time RF spectrum analysers and antennas are required to accurately identify and quantify power levels, as well as the total accumulated exposure times. Simplest solution? Avoid high-density microwave radiation. (That’s low greens, using the RF-X6 Mode exposure screening test.)