Peru brands Cusco radio waves safe

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) announced electromagnetic waves emitted from radio broadcasting and telecom antennas in the city of Cusco, are below the legal international limit.

In a statement, MTC said it carried out field tests during the weekend (December 19-20) in different locations in the city to find its results. Specifically, engineers were sent to record waves in Cerro Picchu, in the district of Lucre, in Quispicanchi, and in the Plaza de Armas in Cusco.

MTC found “non-ionizing radiation” from the main telecommunications services does not exceed 1% of the maximum reference levels established for international environmental quality standards. It is considered non-compliance when it exceeds 100%.”

Angel Paz, general director of Communications Inspections and Sanctions said: “The public must be sure that electromagnetic waves do not have negative effects. The MTC makes constant measurements and we have verified that all signals are within the allowed standard. This gives security to continue installing more antennas to help reduce the digital divide”.

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