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EME Checker – data quality statement

This data quality statement summarises all known data quality issues relating to EME measurement.


Data quality statements clearly communicate the main impacts on data quality. This helps potential users to work out whether the data is fit for their intended purpose.


  • Assist in the interpretation of data.
  • Provide a method for recording strengths and limitations of data consistently across time.
  • Assist data stewards to communicate the quality of data assets to users.
  • Determine how applicable the data is when sharing or promoting reuse.
  • Allow for quality comparisons of data.

Data asset summary information

Data asset name:

EME measurement data


June 2022

Business data steward:

ACMA Licensing and Infrastructure Safeguards Branch


To inform the ACMA compliance program.

Description of data asset:

A collection of .csv files providing the results of a variety of EME measurements collected with Narda SRM-3006 EME measurement probes.

Legislation and authority:

The data is collected under the authority provided by the Radiocommunications Act (1992) and the Telecommunications Act (1997).

Scope and coverage:

To assess compliance with relevant EME standards set by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). This mitigates the risk of public exposure to EME from active 5G deployments.

Reference period:

Data collection started in November 2019 and is ongoing.

Frequency and timing:

Data collected as required to meet the scope of the reporting. For example, the number of sites we intend to report on.

Formats available:

.csv data files

Other notes:

This is a dynamic collection of EME measurement data. It is intended to be an ongoing reference as more sites are added and as sites are measured again. It will provide trending on EME levels over time.

Data quality description


EME measurement data collection devices are accurate and calibrated to a schedule in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications and in accordance with the ARPANSA RPSS-1 standard.


In our second tranche of EME measurements (in the financial year 2021–22), we undertook measurement at 129 sites in New South Wales. In 2021, we undertook measurement at 129 sites in Victoria.


The data informs stakeholders about EME levels around 5G-enabled telecommunications sites. EME data collected is relevant to the frequency bands in use at each telecommunications site.


Measurements are taken over a 12-month period, in line with our compliance priorities reporting timeframes. As telco networks grow, we may choose to re-visit sites in anticipation of changes to EME levels.


Data collection methodology is based on established measurement standards and industry best practice. The ACMA was the first regulator to design a collection methodology and collect 5G beamforming data. Our work in this space is also being watched closely by other international regulators.


The EME data measurement device runs a consistent data collection routine at each site. Measurements are referenced to the ARPANSA RPSS-1 standard.


Community and industry want to understand EME general public exposure from 5G-enabled infrastructure. The data is fit-for-purpose in that it provides specific EME measures for telco infrastructure frequency bands. The use of this data will provide an additional educational source for consumers and industry to better understand EME general public exposure from 5G-enabled infrastructure.

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