Electromagnetic fields

VodafoneZiggo strives to provide a high-quality network with nationwide coverage, keeping everyone connected, wherever they may be. However, we are aware of questions in society regarding electromagnetic fields caused by mobile networks. As a supplier of this vital infrastructure, we comply with external standards and implement stringent policies to guarantee a mobile network that is safe for people and the environment.


The subject of electromagnetic fields concerns many parties, including government entities – such as the State Inspectorate for Digital Infrastructure (RDI) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) – the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), our parent companies Vodafone Group and Liberty Global, the association of network operators Monet, the media and Dutch citizens. VodafoneZiggo is a member of the Nederlands Elektrotechnisch Comité (Dutch Electrotechnical Committee), which is responsible for, among other things, drawing up additional standards governing how exposure is measured or calculated.


Extensive research has shown that the frequencies used for mobile telephony do not harm human health as long as exposure remains within limits set by the ICNIRP (new window), which include significant safety margins. Like all telecom providers, VodafoneZiggo must adhere to these ICNIRP limits and the regulations set by the government. In 2023, the measurements frequently carried out by the RDI (new window) again showed that we were operating well within the ICNIRP limits. For more information see Antenneregister (new window).


When managing health and safety in relation to electromagnetic fields, we follow the Vodafone Group RF Management Policy Standard, which applies to the management, design, procurement and installation of radio base stations and smaller mobile antennas and terminals. We also regularly discuss the subject of electromagnetic fields with other mobile network operators to ensure the telecom sector as a whole stays well below the ICNIRP limits. One way in which we do this is by implementing a policy regarding shared locations – for example, rooftops and indoor public locations – for network equipment, making sure that exposure levels remain within these limits.

We provide a mobile network that is safe for people and the environment.

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