MTC Namibia denies secretly installing 5G towers during lockdown to avoid opposition

Wednesday 8 April 2020 | 11:22 CET | News
MTC Namibia has denied rumours that it has secretly been installing 5G towers while the Khomas and Erongo regions are locked down. MTC said some conspiracy theories have been linking 5G networks to the coronavirus pandemic. MTC said the theory suggests the lockdown was planned so that Namibians remain indoors and do not oppose the erection of 5G towers.  

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTC
Countries: Namibia
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Do same research about 5g radiation.
Anonymous @ 6/5/2020 - 12:39

Why would you even consider 5g? Is it really necessary?Namibia is doing fine with 4g, there has been less encryptions, with 5g, our people 's information will not be private, more scams, as fraudsters will have easier access, and just because its being funded does not mean wes have to take it, where there is easy money there is a catch and most importantly protect our nature and culture by encouraging 5g, your killing everything especially trees, ul want to chop down trees to accommodate the radioactive poles and last thing we need is our children exposed to too much technology to brainwash them, what about the elderly the frequency is going to affect hearing, headaches etc Please try a thorough research before having bloods on your hands.
T TT @ 1/5/2020 - 20:28

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