TRA receives requests for 260 mobile towers

  • Date: 16-May-2024
  • Source: Oman Observer
  • Sector:Real Estate
  • Country:Oman
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TRA receives requests for 260 mobile towers



Muscat: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) received 265 requests to build communications or mobile towers, an increase of three percent from last year, while 203 stations were upgraded with 5G services, an increase of seven percent over the same period last year.Also, 44,555 housing units were connected to fiber optics through the completion of 23 projects in various governorates of the Sultanate of Oman, and schools covered by fixed broadband services reached 96 percent.A regional workshop was recently organized by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in cooperation with the International Telecommunication recently discussed achieving a balance between tower connections, their safety, and choosing tower locations in the Arab region.The workshop sought to raise awareness about human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) in line with international recommendations and standards, discuss the regulatory and legal requirements for establishing communications towers challenges, difficulties, and proposed solutions, and explain the impact of urban planning on communications infrastructure, Including communications towers.The workshop highlighted national efforts in Arab countries and presented awareness initiatives to present practical ideas for measuring electromagnetic fields.The workshop included several sessions and working papers in the electromagnetic fields sector, including the importance of evaluating and measuring levels of electromagnetic fields, which brings together