Key Telecoms Forum Set to Discuss the Safety Mobile Towers Emissions “The present and future of telecoms Towers in The Kingdom of Bahrain”

14 Nov 2016

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (“TRA”) Under the Patronage of His Excellency Engineer Kamal Bin Ahmed, Bahrain Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, has set the date for a key telecommunications forum on the 15th of November, 2016 at the Gulf Hotel Convention Center in Manama.

 “As TRA is the official entity responsible for the licensing and overseeing deployment telecoms towers,” Says Sh. Nasser bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, Deputy General Director of TRA “ We saw need to bring an international expert to talk about the realities of the safety of mobile towers emissions and provides answers to public concerns. Transparency is a key value for TRA and it is our role to keep the public informed. We trust the invitees will talk to their constituents about what they learn and calm worries across the board.”

 The event, entitled “The Present and Future of Telecoms Towers in the Kingdom of Bahrain” is being organized with the purpose of raising awareness on the subject of electromagnetic field emissions of telecoms towers and to address the misconceptions surrounding the towers, which are a constantly discussed concern in the public arena. Furthermore, on the agenda, TRA will illuminate how it will handle the approval and deployment of telecoms masts in the Kingdom. It will also cover initiatives that TRA has taken as part of commitment to Bahrain in introducing new regulations in regards to masts. Finally, International experts from GSMA the global association of mobile of mobile network operators will share their research on the subject, explaining how the technology works and how safe it is.

Invited to the event will be various organizational bodies, which represent the Kingdom, including government officials, telecom operators, student bodies, NGOs such as Bahrain Consumer Protection Society and Bahrain Internet Society, Consumer groups and members of the press.  

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