Polish regulator urges government to ease radiation restrictions

22 Jul 2019

The head of Poland’s telecoms regulator has called on the government to ease restrictions on base station radiation levels to encourage operators to deploy 5G networks. Marcin Cichy of the Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE) told Reuters that legislation must be passed to reduce limits on radiation emissions to allow each base station to cover a wider area, otherwise telcos will find it too expensive to roll out effective networks. Poland has some of the tightest restrictions on base station radiation levels in the EU.

Cichy said: ‘If we want to meet the EU goal of launching 5G in Poland by the end of 2020, there are a few months left to convince investment funds and shareholders that this problem will be solved.’