2002 - Ongoing
The Garcia Quintana School in Valladolid gained notoriety for all the wrong reasons in 2001. Parents very publically blamed mobile phone base stations as the reason why several cases of cancer and lymphoma were detected among the student population. The Garcia Quintana case went before the courts as forty parents filed a complaint, asking for telecommunications equipment – located on the roof of a building situated 46 metres from the school – to be dismantled. In 2003, the case was dismissed in the Provincial Court, clearly demonstrating that there was no correlation between base stations and cancer. This was the first of similar cases, popping up all around Spain.
Dédalo Comunicación was responsible for the communication strategy of the operators, which included managing crisis situations as well as the day-to-day regulatory challenges related to the deployment of telecommunications infrastructure.