The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has kick started the Electro-Magnetic Frequency workshop aimed at educating the engineering personnel, the public and other telecommunications stakeholders on the safety issues regarding the emission of electromagnetic radiation from electronic equipment such as mobile phones and base stations.
By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi
The workshop will run until Thursday with various experts from across the telecommunications field invited to present on the main agenda. The World Health Organization which is currently the world’s biggest NGO on health matters has been invited to pitch on their various research and developed standards aimed at ensuring safety in the telecommunications sector.
Dr. Jack Rowley who is the Director from the Groupe Spéciale Mobile Association (GSMA) today presented on the effects and impact of Radio Frequencies on human beings and the health standards put in place to ensure that lives are protected from any form of threat posed.
Dr. Rowley was one of the experts invited to represent GSMA, pitching a well researched data on the assessments and reports pertaining to EMF compliance. The included the measurement of power density and other mathematical staff used to calculate volumes in the telecommunications industry.
The GSMA’s report is very important in issues of radiation health since it represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors.
POTRAZ as the motherboard in Zimbabwe’s telecommunications industry is also responsible for ensuring safety health regulations and issuing of such standards. The workshop continues tomorrow and TechnoMag will be bringing you the outcomes in real time.
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