by Vilmos Tehenészfiú Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:59 pm
Holandjani odma u akciju:
Arson, sabotage at Dutch cell towers as 5G conspiracy theories spread
Growing 5G conspiracy theories thought to be behind the attacks
Attacks against cell towers appear to be spreading like wildfire. Just a week after three separate cell tower fires were reported in the U.K., the Netherlands’ National Coordinator for Security and Counter-Terrorism (NCTV) confirmed that “various incidents […] ranging from sabotage to arson” have occurred at telecommunications radio masts around the country.
But the real danger is rendering critical infrastructure inoperable during a global pandemic, resulting in the loss of connectivity for those who desperately need it right now.
According to Bongelaar, the ultra-fast connections offered by 5G are vital for hospitals and nursing homes. Not to mention the thousands of people who now find themselves without any cellular connectivity, be it 2G, 3G or 4G, as a result of the fires.
In a time when cellular connectivity is the only way for families and friends to check in on one another, or for patients to communicate with healthcare facilities or for the elderly or sick to receive supplies, the deliberate destruction of telecom infrastructure is maddening, or as Bongelaar put it, “incomprehensible and unacceptable.”
The Netherlands is still trialing 5G and has a spectrum auction scheduled for June.