Select Committee on Trade and Industry Tenth Report



Device designed to radiate or receive electromagnetic energy

Base station

Facility providing transmission and reception for radio systems. For macrocells, the infrastructure comprises either roof- or mast-mounted antennas and an equipment cabinet or container. For smaller microcells and picocells, the antennas and other equipment may be housed in a single unit.


The number of complete cycles of an electromagnetic wave in a second. Measured in units of hertz (Hz).

Hertz (HZ)

Unit of frequency. One cycle per second.

Radiofrequency radiation

Electromagnetic radiation used for telecommunications and found in the electromagnetic spectrum at longer wavelengths than infrared radiation.


Radiofrequency radiation


Terrestrial enhanced trunk radio system


Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

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