The U.N. has approved a new set of guidelines for improving cellphone coverage, but there are some key issues that still need to be worked out before the guidelines go into effect.
agency says there’s still a lot of uncertainty about how much coverage a given mobile service provider can provide, how much noise it can generate, and whether that signal is safe for children under 13.
In a statement, the UNAIDS said it “adopts a precautionary approach” when it comes to these issues, but that there’s no specific date on when the rules will go into force.
The agency also said that while some rules may require mobile operators to provide more coverage, the scope of that requirement varies depending on the service provider.
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The guidelines include an expanded definition of “unhealthy noise” to cover more noise pollution that’s harmful to children and the elderly.
The new rules also clarify how providers can make noise-related recommendations to consumers.
“These are important issues for consumers and governments to work through, as they have for years,” UNAIDs Deputy Director Jocelyn Liu said in the statement.