A breakdown occurred on 11 September and continued until the next day in the departments of Tarn and Aveyron. The authorities said: "Following deliberate damage to two relay antennas, 52,000 Bouygues and SFR subscribers were affected by a loss of network".
The exact details of this failure were not communicated, but the authorities nevertheless made it clear that it was in no way accidental. Indeed, a relay antenna and a TDF pylon were set on fire in Albi.
These actions were also denounced by the Secretary of State for the Digital Economy, Cédric O, on Twitter: "I strongly condemn the arson of a TDF tower which affected the network of SFR and Bouygues Telecom subscribers, and the communications of 50,000 people in the Tarn and Aveyron."
This event takes place in a very particular context. For more than a year now, we have been witnessing arson attacks on 5G antennas throughout France and Europe. While the police are investigating, some do not hesitate to claim responsibility for their acts, as was the case with the anarchist movement, according to Ouest-France.
Source : Presse citron