Did you know that by entering a shortcode on most Android phones, you can access a hidden menu which gives you a lot of information about the network and device, including radio frequency used (ARFCN) and signal performance?
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During a weekend in Yangon, I could test the mobile broadband, two years and a half after my last visit which was just before the new entrants, Ooredoo and Telenor, started to rollout their networks. At that time, MPT was solely dominating the market and mobile broadband was reserved for the priviledged.
Every new mobile communication generation comes with the deployment of additional radio frequency bands to support the massive growth of data volumes. With 4G LTE, there are more than 50 frequency bands standardized (if we combine LTE FDD and TD-LTE). But should we be worried at all those cell towers around us and the potential effects on our health?