To achieve the ten-fold reduction in radiation without changing the entire infrastructure, companies will manually decrease the power supplied to the towers. As a result, the coverage area of each tower goes down and more towers will be needed to cover the same area. This, in turn, will increase the number of 'handovers' required to complete a call.ToI: New radiation norms: Consumers may experience inferior voice quality
A 3G tower emits more radiation than a 2G one and so it needs to be powered down much more to meet the new norms. Therefore, 3G towers' coverage area will decrease more than 2G ones and the gaps in the network will be larger.