Come now.... Deep breaths little one, it'll be OK....
New standard, one of the revisions of LTE or 5G perhaps?
In a fault situation, what do you think happens?
With the overlap of cell towers, that cell would either automatically shut down for adjacent cells to pick up the load, or it would be shut down by the NOC.
The larger question is, how do you authenticate a tower? PKI? Does the SIM contain the cell network's root cert as well as it's cert from the HLR?
Home Location Register, in GSM terms, there's a cert in the SIM which is used to authenticate to network, the other half of the cert is stored by the HLR which does the authetntication
Does the running of a LIG (Legal Intercept Gateway) require you to give a copy of the network's root private key to law enforcement for them to fake cell sites? (At which point, the jig is up anyway)