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How strongly do 5G antennas radiate?

Anna-Malin Schiffarth, a researcher at the Institute of High Frequency Technology at RWTH Aachen University, uses state-of-the-art technology to measure the electromagnetic fields of mobile communications. Together with her colleagues, Schiffarth is developing measurement methods that can be used to record the immissions of mobile communications - including those of the latest 5G antennas.

More background information and a video can be found on the website of "Deutschland spricht über 5G" (only in German).

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VISION FUTURE NET on 17.05.2022 (German only)

The Center for Information and Media Services at the University of Duisburg-Essen invites you to the event VISION FUTURE NET.

When: 17.05.2022 I 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Where: online via CISCO Webex
How: free registration

The IT Center of RWTH Aachen University is also represented with a guest lecture by Frank Meeßen on the following topics:

  • Building a 5G Campus Network
  • 5G Industry Campus Europe - 5G on the Campus Melaten of RWTH Aachen University
  • Technology used
  • Frequencies
  • Radio coverage outdoor network

Register today and take part in this online event with exciting presentations on the campus network of the future and an informative exchange - we look forward to seeing you!

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17.06.2021 Local frequency use grows

The Bundesnetzagentur has now been opening up the 3,700-3,800 MHz frequency range for local frequency use for a year and a half. The frequencies can be used for industrial campus networks, for example. Allocatees are primarily medium-sized and large companies, although some research institutions are also among the frequency holders. As of May 2021, 123 applications have already received a license to use a local 5G network.

Lists of frequency assignment holders who have agreed to publication can be found on the website of the Bundesnetzagentur. The Competence Center 5G.NRW has compiled an up-to-date overview of campus network sites throughout Germany. In this document you will find all holders of campus network licenses who have agreed to the publication of this information.

Overview of holders of campus network licenses [in German only]


09.06.2021 Report of the Lokalzeit aus Aachen - "5G at the RWTH" [in German only]

On 09.06.2021, the Lokalzeit aus Aachen broadcast a report on the topic "5G at RWTH".
You can find the report on the YouTube channel of the IT Center.


01.06.2021 News from Radiation Protection

In an interview with Dr. Gunde Ziegelberger, Federal Office for Radiation Protection, in addition to the current state of research on electromagnetic fields used for mobile radio, it is explained why mobile radio research sometimes works better in a radio hole than in the laboratory and why mosquito nets can have a placebo effect. More


19.05.2021 Online Seminar "How to 5G?" [in German only]

The Competence Center 5G.NRW together with FIR e.V. at RWTH Aachen University invites you to the online seminar "How to 5G - These aspects you need to consider!" on 19.05.2021 from 11:00 - 12:00.
Register now quickly and free of charge! More

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03.05.2021 Behind the scenes - WDR Cologne film team at the IT Center

On the occasion of an articel for the Aktuelle Stunde on the topic "5G at RWTH", a film team from WDR Cologne visited the IT Center in compliance with the applicable hygiene measures.

In addition to recordings of the 5G transmitter locations on the Campus Melaten and the visualization of 5G radiation by means of measuring devices by two scientific employees of the Institute of High Frequency Technology of the RWTH Aachen University, even autonomously driving robots and vehicles were filmed in the Center Computing Industry (CCI), a spin-off of the FIR at RWTH. A conclusion by Dr. Drießen, research associate at the Research Center for Bioelectromagnetic Interaction (femu), on the medical effects of GSM radiation on the human organism completed the picture.

You can find the video from 09.06.2021 on the YouTube channel of the IT Center [in German only].


29.03.2021 BSI still uncertain about 5G security

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) still can't tell which 5G network components will require security testing on their part. "At this point in time, the BSI cannot answer the question of whether individual network components in the telecommunications environment are required to be certified," a BSI spokeswoman said of whether the use of U.S. manufacturer Cisco at the Deutsche Telekom's 5G core network has been security-verified. However, there is not much time left until clarification: the law is due to be passed on 15.04.2021. More

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09.03.2021 Presentation at the ZKI-Frühjahrstagung 2021

As part of the digital ZKI-Frühjahrstagung 2021, Sven Jung from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT gave an exciting presentation on "5G-Industry Campus Europe - Opportunities and challenges of the new mobile communications standard for research" online to over 350 participants. more

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26.11.2020 Fiber-optic connection of the first 5G mobile transmission towers on the Campus Melaten

FiberNetworkSolutions implements the connection to the RWTH Aachen University fiber optic network

Together with Elektro Ohligschläger GbR, FiberNetworkSolutions (owner Stefan Sutter) has installed the fiber optic connections to several locations of the first 5G mobile transmission towers in Aachen in recent weeks. This infrastructure, which is part of the 5G-Industry Campus Europe research project, will be used to validate the usability of the 5G mobile communications standard for production environments in real-life settings at Aachen's Campus Melaten over the next few years. To this end, several transmission masts will span an area of 1 km².

In order to achieve the targeted data rates of up to 10 Gbit/s with a latency of less than 1 ms over this 5G network, a corresponding wired infrastructure is required up to the antenna. Fiber optic cables are of course the first choice here. Where no corresponding fiber optic infrastructure was yet available, the project was supported, among other things, with the final installation (installation, splicing work and acceptance measurements OTDR/FiberInspection) of the corresponding FTTA (Fiber-to-the-Antenna) connections.


21.11.2020 5G campus networks celebrate first birthday

As of November 21, 2019, property owners and tenants can apply to the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) for an allocation of up to 100 MHz of bandwidth in the 3.6 GHz spectrum to deploy their own mobile network on their property. more


20.11.2020 Information event "5G at RWTH Aachen University"

The event took place on Friday, 20.11.2020 from 13.00 - 15.00 via Zoom.

Presentation of Fraunhofer IPT (in German only)
Presentation of Ericsson (in German only)
Presentation of IT Center (in German only)
Recording of the event (in German only)