Brussels region approves proposal to increase base station limits for 5G

12 Jul 2022

The Brussels regional government has approved a draft ordinance to raise the maximum emission levels for radio antennas, clearing the way for the deployment of 5G services in the Belgian capital. The second reading of the proposal to raise the limit on electromagnetic radiation from the current 6 V/m to 14.57 V/m outdoors and 9.9 V/m indoors was passed last Thursday, Environment Minister Alain Maron’s office has confirmed. A public inquiry will now be organised in August and September and the final reading of the draft ordinance is expected before the end of the year. ‘The Brussels region is therefore moving forward by preparing for the arrival of a 5G network which is harmonious, respectful of the health of the public, and for the benefit of all,’ the government told Belga news agency.