The head of Belgacom is not crazy about the Wi-Fi fad in his
cellphone company's skyscraper. The 27th floor, occupied by
management, thus goes without the technology that allows high
speed broadband Internet access. The decision is barely surprising
when we know that Didier Bellens also asks his contacts to call
him on his landline rather than on his cell.
(see attached article)
The man who heads Belgacom, and thus Proximus, briefed
schoolchildren Tuesday about the dangers of the Internet, in the
charming company of (tennis player) Justine Henin. The initiative
was organized with Child Focus and Microsoft.
Didier Bellens, president of Belgacom (Belgium cell operator),
explains that the GSM (Global System for Mobile
is dangerous - (Sudpresse
And when a child asks about the dangers of cellphones, the head
of the country's largest cellphone company does not mince his
words. He explains to pupils of the Centre of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
school that GSM is bad and a health threat.
"During the day, it is better to use a headset because the GSM,
it heats," he first explained. "The waves are dangerous. At night,
it is better to shut it off. If you use your phone as an alarm
clock, you should also turn it off.''...
Contacted, Belgacom's spokesperson was not surprised by his
employers comments: ''Didier Bellens is only indicating the
precautionary principles recommended by the World Health
Organization. Remember that nothing has ever been proven about the
dangers of GSM...''
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