The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine calls on the Ministry of Health to adopt the Draft Order “On Amendments to the State Sanitary Norms and Rules of Protection of the Population from the Electromagnetic Radiation”, which proposes to increase the maximum permitted levels of electromagnetic radiation for radio and telecommunication equipment up to 100 microwatt/cm2.
According to current Ukraine’s regulation, this indicator is set at the level of 10 microwatt/cm2, which is the lowest one compared to Europe and North America. It also hinders the further development of mobile communication networks. In its turn, the increase of the maximum permitted levels of the electromagnetic radiation for radio and telecommunication equipment up to 100 microwatt/cm2, proposed by the Draft Order, will allow to:
- lift artificial barriers to the modernization and development of mobile networks in Ukraine;
- accelerate 3G and 4G networks deployment in rural areas;
- improve the quality of mobile connection;
- harmonize the Ukrainian legislation with the EU one.