Quite a lot, claims this article by the New York Times. This is of course highly relevant as it underpins the roll-out of the ecosystem of connected devices.
Yet even as RT America, the cat’s paw of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has been doing its best to stoke the fears of American viewers, Mr. Putin, on Feb. 20, ordered the launch of Russian 5G networks in a tone evoking optimism rather than doom.
“We need to look forward,” he said, according to Tass, the Russian news agency. “The challenge for the upcoming years is to organize universal access to high-speed internet, to start operation of the fifth-generation communication systems.”
I find it hard to believe that the 5G scare will block European developments, but if it’s true that there is a coordinate information warfare effort, that’s something to take note of if things start heating up.