|FEB - The Swedish Association for the ElectroSensitive | 17 March 1995|
Athletics in microwavesThe International World Championship in Athletics will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden in August this year.
Swedish Cellular Telecom (Telia Mobitel) reports in their news magazine "Calling" no 1, Feb/Mar 1995, that they are busy extending and enlarging the system of microwave transmittors all around the center of town where the games will take place and the athletics live. "Right now we place antennas and masts on roofs and house walls... We use existing buildings to carry antennas."
The article tells of a restaurant where Telia Mobitel has intalled their equippment (digital GSM) below. Over the entryway two antennas point to the street. "Thousands of people will be moving about here this summer."
Other equippment has for example been installed
in a school attic and in a basement of an apartment house. There will be
15 new base stations ready for the Championship.
The 900 MHz bands for NMT900 and GSM are rapidly
being overcrowded. In Stockholm, Telia Mobitel has requested for opening
up the new GSM band at 1800 MHz as soon as possible to remedy the situation.