IEEE: 5G Base Stations Expected to Use Roughly 3X as Much Power As 4G Base Stations and More Are Needed to Cover Same Area. That Ain’t Eco-Friendly!

Posted on August 8, 2019 8:11 am

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By B.N. Frank

Concerned about your carbon footprint and everybody else’s?

Research has proven that exposure to 5G can cause excessive sweating and excessively sweating people are surely going to crank up the A/C which means increased energy usage.  Research has also proven that 5G makes phones and modems overheat and users are being encouraged to crank up their A/C to remedy this which also means increased energy usage.

Now IEEE has announced that a 5G base station is generally expected to consume roughly 3X times as much power as a 4G base station:

A 5G base