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Aurecon hosts international committee discussing 5G technology, testing and standards

5G technology, testing and standards

"The impact that early 5G adopters will have on mobile-based businesses and multimedia services will be felt far and wide." - Travis Strong, Aurecon

03 October 2017 - Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon believes that the next evolution in wireless data communications, fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology, will create challenges and opportunities within the global telecommunications industry.

As integration of next generation 5G networks forges ahead, there is a need for industry players and government bodies to address safety and security requirements concurrently for the first time as well as define standards to ensure proper interoperability.

As a leading global engineering and infrastructure advisory player in the telecommunications industry, Aurecon is represented on the International Electrotechnical Commission’s Technical Committee 106 (IEC TC 106), the global leader in electromagnetic energy (EME) compliance standards.

From 16 to 20 October 2017, Aurecon in conjunction with Standards Australia, will host the IEC TC 106 committee at the Aurecon Centre, Docklands for the conference titled: “Methods for the assessment of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields associated with human exposure”, where members will discuss global testing and assessment standards of 5G and electromagnetic energy.

“The importance of building a stable 5G technology framework cannot be overemphasised. The impact that early 5G adopters will have on mobile-based businesses and multimedia services will be felt far and wide,” says Travis Strong, Aurecon’s Client Director, Data and Telecommunications.

“Being able to participate in this milestone TC 106 plenary is a privilege and allows us to participate in setting the bar for 5G wireless technology deployment. Aurecon’s deep technical experience in related projects allows us to offer valuable insights that we believe will be of benefit to the whole telecoms industry,” adds Strong.

Wide-reaching in its scope, the conference will cover such topics as:

  • Characterising electromagnetic environments relating to human exposure
  • Measurement methods
  • Instrumentation, procedures and calculation methods
  • Assessment methods on the exposure produced by various sources
  • Defining basic standards for other sources
  • Assessment of uncertainties
This event serves as a significant milestone for the telecoms industry as:
  • Over 60 international delegates from at least 28 IEC member countries will attend, to represent telco companies, government regulatory organisations and manufacturers.
  • It ensures that a new technology and its governance to implement are being considered concurrently.
  • Holding a full plenary meeting in Australia marks a first for the IEC TC 106.

“Aurecon’s hosting of the event and participation in the conference complements our commitment to deliver compliance support and digital innovation in the telco space,” says Brendon Woods, EME Compliance Manager who is representing Aurecon on the committees.

“Our leadership in the EME compliance space and technical expertise allows us to both advise and deliver solutions to keep clients ahead of the curve and to facilitate compliance with the emergence of new, associated electromagnetic energy standards for 5G,” adds Brendon.

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