NewsRussia erects hundreds of new telecom masts, reportedly disrupting Estonia's mobile signal

Russia erects hundreds of new telecom masts, reportedly disrupting Estonia's mobile signal

Estonia flags on the shoreline of the Baltic Sea view in Tallinn, Estonia, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. The West's faltering efforts to aid Kyiv and Russia's inexorable shift to a war economy while maintaining public support are creating the sense that a new threat is emerging. Photographer: Peter Kollanyi/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Estonia flags on the shoreline of the Baltic Sea view in Tallinn, Estonia, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. The West's faltering efforts to aid Kyiv and Russia's inexorable shift to a war economy while maintaining public support are creating the sense that a new threat is emerging. Photographer: Peter Kollanyi/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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1:14 PM EST, February 12, 2024

Russia has erected hundreds of new telecommunications masts along the Estonian border in an attempt to disturb the network signal of Estonian mobile operators, warns the "Postimees", a local newspaper.

The Estonian media quoted Mikhail Vedernikov, the governor of the Pskov region in Russia, stating that "Russia is preparing for a battle with Estonia in the telecommunications arena." He insinuated that the Kremlin should retract from international telecommunications frequency agreements in border areas.

Russia Erects 100 Masts

The newspaper, in response to the politician's claims regarding Estonia's alleged breach of signed agreements, pointed out that the Russians have constructed approximately 100 masts on their side over recent years. The newspaper highlighted that Estonia has not initiated a similar project.

The official regulatory authority for telecommunications in Estonia has not received any complaints from Russia about an infringement of the frequency agreement in border regions, adds the report. Furthermore, it is stated that residents in these areas on the Estonian side are constantly within range of Russian networks.

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