Environmental impact of base transceiver stations
We listen carefully to the opinions from the public discussion regarding alleged harmful influence of mobile base transceiver stations. Relevant permits, required by Polish law, are secured for each of our base stations before it is put on-air. The permits also include the ones related to environmental impact. In 2019 we actively participated in conferences and meetings organized by the National Institute of Communications – National Research Institute (IŁ-PIB) under the patronage of the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs concerning the methodology of measurement of electromagnetic fields as well as monitoring of such fields and the impact they have on the environment. Cyfrowy Polsat Group is an active participant of the SI2PEM Project (System of Information about Installations Generating Electromagnetic Fields) conducted by IŁ-PIB which is aimed at visualizing the electromagnetic field levels measured around base transceiver stations, as well as feeding the tool with data about the sources of electromagnetic fields, which will allow for creating simulations of electromagnetic field levels at any location. This information may be rendered available to the society in order to enable checking EMF levels at the places which are of interest to a given person.
What is the national SI2PEM system?
The national SI2PEM system is intended to dispel doubts as to whether mobile telephony stations exceed the limits of electromagnetic field which are acceptable in Poland. It is mainly a state-of-the-art tool for monitoring legal compliance in respect of EMF and a mean for improving the engineering of the telecommunication network equipment.
The system will use advanced mathematical algorithms and models to analyze enormous volumes of information. Based on this, it will create simulations of electromagnetic field distribution with accuracy of up to 1 meter at any place in Poland. These simulations will then be then superimposed on maps, thanks to which everyone will be able to see them on a dedicated website.
The system will ultimately include data on transmitting equipment operating in radio frequencies in licensed bands, including mobile telephony base transceiver stations, and the results of electromagnetic field measurements. They will come from telecommunication operators, certified labs performing measurements, the Main Inspectorate of Environmental Protection and from the databases of the Office of Electronic Communications.