How does the mobile phone network operate?
- When a call is made from a mobile phone, RF signals are transmitted between its antenna and the antenna at a nearby base station.
- The phone call is then routed through the phone network to the destination phone.
- Base station antennas must be elevated and located clear of physical obstruction to ensure wide coverage.
- In an area of increasing mobile phone use the number of additional base stations needed to maintain service quality increases, even in areas where mobile network coverage already exists.
- If this is not done the mobile network will not operate properly and, as a result, mobile phone users may not be able to connect to their network.
Lack of base station will results in weak signal coverage for a certain area. A weak signal will cause your phone to automatically increase power to a maximum as the phone repeatedly attempts to connect to an antenna. Thus giving off more radiation.