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 signals.

The answer to the most asked on-line question is yes, the Mito Meter detects the sub 5G cell phone signals which account for the majority of radiation being transmitted by small cells and cell phone towers in our environment.

The much smaller higher band 5G mmWave signals require the low sub frequency signals to create real-world umbrella coverage solutions. So as long as you stay clear of strong sub 5G signals, staying well within the Mito Meters low green RF LED lights, you can’t have a 5G mmWave cell tower/small cell issue.

5G Subcarrier frequencies are below 6GHz/6000MHz, the Mito Meter detects up to 8GHz/8000MHz.

Interestingly enough, recently more than 562,656 consumers dumped 5G in South Korea which is more than the amount of 5G handsets already sold in Australia. This is a clear indication of the limitations and frustrations of using the higher band 5G technology. Anything above 1.8 to 2.6GHz becomes problematic in regards to propagation and why we will soon see 5G move down into the lower end of the sub frequencies used by 3/4G. The US already has 0.6GHz 5G, (600MHz) which the Mito Meter also detects.

If you have any questions regarding 5G measurement methods, or mitigation practices, please ask below.