2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Environmental protection against telecommunications installations hazards: Regulatory responses in Nigeria, South Africa and IndiaAuthor(s):
Ariyoosu D Adeyemi and Alajo Y AbdulrasheedAbstract:
Telecommunications is one of the devised ways of meeting communications needs of human beings. To ensure clearer reception of signal of radiofrequencies and microwaves, specific technological devices have to be installed. Following the booming in the global telecommunications market informed by liberalization, privatization and technological advancement in the sector, there has been tremendous upsurge in the number of those providing services as well as subscribers which necessitated the need for corresponding increase in the installation of telecommunications facilities. While installing these facilities and their procedures, some ecological hindrances follow which tend to negate the principle of sustainable development. In order to ensure developmental growth without necessarily compromising the sustainability of the environment, attempts were made and some measures were put in place in terms of laws, regulations and practice to address these environmental challenges. Because telecommunications issues is international, this paper, therefore, examined the laws, regulations, practice and the institutions/bodies put in place to prevent or reduce the negative effects of telecommunications installations on the environment with a comparative study of Nigeria, South Africa and India. It was observed that although there have been tremendous progress in the past decade in the telecommunications industries, the existing regulations and laws have not been adequate to defend the environment against telecommunications installations hazards on one hand, and religiously followed and enforced on the other hand. Some remedies and possible solutions were therefore suggested to achieve adequate protection of the environment against telecommunications installations hazards in the countries under review without necessarily compromising the development of the sector.Pages: 01-07 | Views: 420 | Downloads: 198Download Full Article: Click Here
How to cite this article:
Ariyoosu D Adeyemi, Alajo Y Abdulrasheed. Environmental protection against telecommunications installations hazards: Regulatory responses in Nigeria, South Africa and India. Int J Criminal Common Statutory Law 2022;2(2):01-07.