Vodafone exec slams 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theories: ‘The worst type of fake news’

“It’s really the worst type of fake news,” Johan Wibergh, Vodafone’s chief technology officer, told CNBC’s “Street Signs Europe,” adding: “I’m really saddened about it.” However, the radio waves used for mobile networks are non-ionizing, meaning they don’t have enough energy to remove electrons from atoms or molecules. “We have more or less been seeing six months forecasted demand materializing overnight,” Wibergh said, adding the firm has seen 40% to 50% growth in fixed broadband traffic and a 15% increase in mobile data usage in Europe. Asked whether he expected the pandemic and increased pressure on networks to limit the company’s rollout of 5G, Wibergh said “our networks are operating flawlessly.”

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