Bahrain’s mobile phone mast signals ‘safe’
Manama, October 16, 2011
Radio signals from Bahrain's telecom masts are safe and within international safety limits, said a top official of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).
TRA director of consumer affairs and media Ghada Al Gassab said it had conducted a study into radio signal levels, which found emissions from mobile phone masts to be below the global minimum.
'This report is consistent with the previous reports in its findings that radio signals emitted from telecommunications masts are significantly below international guidelines,' he said.
'TRA will continue its measurement and monitoring campaign to ensure licensed operators' compliance and the protection of residents' interests.'
TRA director of technical operations Mohammed Tayeb Mahmood revealed the results of the study.
'TRA presents the results of measurements performed at public sites from July to September 2011,' he said.
'The highest total exposure level for a typical public site measured during the quarter reaches 0.12 per cent of the maximum level permitted.'
The TRA is currently in talks with authorities responsible for granting permits to erect telecommunication masts, following allegations that phone companies are flouting laws by paying people to install them on top of their homes. – TradeArabia News Service
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