An act of vandalism targeted a TDF pylon this week. The latter notably housed equipment allowing residents to access the mobile network and the infrastructure operator had to react quickly.
A necessary reactivity following a rather impressive incident. In the town of Changé, north of Laval in Mayenne, a 90-meter high TDF pylon was the target of malicious people and ended up lying on the ground last Wednesday.
The mobile network was disrupted and the installation belonging to the infrastructure operator, it was the latter who had to put in place measures to restore service quickly.
⚠️ The TDF site in Laval-Changé (53) was brutally vandalized yesterday, depriving the population of #radio and telephony #4G #5G
✅Yesterday, TDF restored the radio from a TDF pylon in Laval
✅ A temporary pylon will be installed tomorrow morning to restore service for telephony 👇 pic.twitter.com/O4jkUG7KWj
— TDF (@TDFgroup) October 27, 2022
After analyzing the damage, the radio service was restored on another nearby tower, but for the mobile network another solution had to be used. Namely the installation of a temporary pylon on the location of the vandalized site. A rather impressive operation, particularly concerning the size of the installation, TDF shared the installation of this infrastructure in the form of an image sequence on its Twitter account. As a reminder, Free announced that the incident will be investigated.
⚠️[Vandalisme à Laval-Changé] Following Thursday’s criminal act, work is continuing on the TDF site in Mayenne where the teams deployed a telescopic pylon this morning to gradually restore mobile telephony. Fixing of equipment is in progress. pic.twitter.com/3MFuWCtS4X
— TDF (@TDFgroup) October 28, 2022