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The cellular jungle – facts and figures.

The first cellular antenna in Israel was built in 1986. During the years, cellular phones became smaller and smaller, but the number of antennas grew faster. In 1995 the number of antennas grew to 17.
But in 2004, when 92% of the Israelis have a cell phone, the number of antennas is now 5340!

The highest antenna is on Mt. Hermon (2,036 m ) and the lowest in Israel (and on earth) is near the Dead Sea (-389 b below sea level).

There are some low power antennas that are located in underground parking lots or shopping malls and there are many high power antennas, supplying service in open areas and highways.

Cellular companies must check the rate of radiation every year and report the results to the environment authorities, comparing to the radiation standards.

In order to improve the esthetic appearance of the cellular antennas, and also to reduce the impact of their existence, they try now to give them a friendlier look. The antenna shown in this photo is designed as a palm tree.

Tech: changed to gray scale, reduced brightness, extra contrast, noise added to the sky.

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