Safety comes first for TRA Bahrain

TRA campaign to keep track of the missions produced by base stations
Mohamed Al Noaimi, TRA Director of Technical Operations
Mohamed Al Noaimi, TRA Director of Technical Operations


The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Bahrain has launched its website to display the radio base station emission measurements to the public, filtered by the area of residence block number. The site can be viewed at

The last decade has seen a rapid increase in the usage and development of radio technologies and as a result, more base stations have been deployed in proximity to residential, public and occupational areas.

“This has raised concerns regarding radio emissions,", said Mohamed Al Noaimi, TRA director of technical operations. “As per the condition stated in licences granted by TRA Bahrain, public telecommunication operators required to ensure that emission from their radio installation is within the limits set by the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).”

TRA has established a campaign to measure (and compare with ICNIRP guidelines) the ambient level of emissions base stations of public telecom operators produce in residential, public and occupational areas in Bahrain. This strategy helps protect people from getting exposed to hazardous emissions, continues the TRA’s role of monitoring emission levels from radio base stations of licencees and ensures they are in compliance with the terms of their licences.

According to the measurement reports, results of field strength measurement from the areas surrounding 1500 towers, masts and in-building solutions during June 2015 – March 2016 revealed that none of emissions from the radio base stations operated in these sites have exceeded the ICNIRP (International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) thresholds for any frequency band in the residential, public and occupational areas.

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