How Base Stations Operate?

Mobile phones and wireless devices rely on a network of base stations and small cells that send and receive calls and provide other mobile services such as wireless broadband, video calling, and mobile TV. Base stations need to be located close to users in order to provide a reliable service and good quality reception.

Find out how mobile networks and base stations work at the EMF Explained website.

The connected community

Mobile network base stations and small cells connect smart homes, large and small businesses, sports stadiums, smart utilities, devices, hospitals, schools and shopping centres in the metropolitan area.

Remote management mobile network base station and small cells connect smart farms and transport vehicles in the regional area and to metropolitan services and facilities.

How mobile phones work

When a call is made from a mobile, it is sent by cable or radio link to a central exchange and forwarded to a base station antenna so that it can be received by a mobile or fixed line.

Reference – ITU EMF Guide 2014