A judge in Ghent has blocked the construction of a GSM tower near a school, scouts infrastructure and a residential area. He says that as long as it is not proven that the radiation from these towers is harmless it should be considered to be probably dangerous. He also said that the administration should have taken this into consideration before delivering a construction permit. He did so after a complaint by local residents. This is a first in Belgium.
In Belgium there are three big GSM companies that each have their own tower infrastructure. There is no sharing and no discussion to outsource the infrastructure to an independent player who rents the installation to the different companies. Just as is done with the railways and for example the ports and airports. This could in fact lower the number of gsm towers to be installed in Belgium. There are hundreds of new gsm towers that have to be installed because of the introduction and marketing of the mobile datanetworks.