UAE is compliant with the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection standards TRA survey reveals

March 15, 2014 9:52 am

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has completeda technical survey that measures mobile radiation levels across the Emirates based on the TRA’s Regulatory Policy “Non-Ionizing Radiation Limits for Telecommunication Networks” dated June 21, 2010. The policy is in line with the regulations laid down by the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

The results revealed that mobile services including GSM, UMTS and LTE within the measured sites have emission levels well below the international ICNIRP guidelines for exposure, including the levels of exposure for the general public and Non-Ionizing radiations. All recorded readings at all locations in the United Arab Emirates were well within limits.

“We are happy to announce that the radiation exposure does not exceed the rates adopted internationally and that the general public is not exposed to harmful Non-Ionizing radiations in excess of the ICNIRP limits.” said H.E. Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, TRA Director General. “This initiative reflects our commitment to adopting world class best practices that comply with the ICNIRP regulations.” he added.

Such field studies are regularly carried out by the TRA to affirm the commitment of national service providers with the safety standards set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and aligned with international best practices.

The survey measured radiation levels of 50 chosen base stations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and the Northern Emirates for both UAE licensed telecom operators to ensure that both the regulatory policy and the ICNIRP international standards are met as part of TRA’s commitment to ensuring the safety of citizens and residents across UAE.