The Catalan elections have not been spared incidents and hours before the vote two telecommunications relay centers have been sabotaged in Girona and Lleida. Mossos sources have informed EFE that the repeaters are in Canet d’Adri (Girona) and Cubells (Lleida), and that the circumstances of this event are now being investigated.
The same sources have specified that this action has not had an impact on the constitution of the tables elections or in the transmission of data on the start of election day. Nevertheless, Yes, they have affected RTVE’s emissions, whose services are already restored. The public corporation has condemned in a statement “these acts of vandalism that have tried to compromise telecommunications in the middle of electoral day in Catalonia.”
The commissioner of the Mossos, Juan Carlos Molinero, for his part, has highlighted in statements to TV3 that “normality” has marked the beginning of electoral day and the opening of schools on a day when the Catalan police have deployed “a maximum device” on the occasion of the elections.
In statements to the media at the Ministry after a meeting on the security device, the Minister of the Interior of the Generalitat, Miquel Sàmper, explained that there have been two repeaters sabotaged, incidents that have affected the telephony in the areas but that “they will not affect election day at all”.
Cellnex is working this Sunday to fully reestablish the two emission centers that were sabotaged at dawn. The company has confirmed that in both cases they have set fire to the wiring that runs from the center house to the tower, cutting the broadcasts of the Digital Terrestrial Television channels and affecting some mobile telephone services.
“Despite the spectacular nature of both fires, no personal injury has occurred“, highlighted Cellnex, which has detected the interruption of the signal from the Network Supervision Control Centers, for which it has activated technical teams that have traveled to the two sites. Part of the services have already been recovered of these two broadcasting centers and “work is being done to recover the rest of the services in the next few hours.”
Cellnex thanked the work of the Firefighters of the Generalitat and the Mossos d’Esquadra, that also “they have moved quickly to the places of the facts”, and has added that Mossos has opened an investigation to clarify the origin and the authors.
Source: LA INFORMACIÓN – Lo último by www.lainformacion.com.
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