But the union and trade body representing thousands of workers across the UK say they've had around 120 cases of abuse reported to them.
The reports have included threats of extreme violence.
"We've actually had cases where people have been threatened with being stabbed, threatened with physical violence and in some cases actually threatened with murder," says Andy Kerr, deputy general secretary of the Communication Workers Union (CWU).
CWU represents nearly 40,000 telecoms engineers.
Andy says most aren't even working on 5G – they're maintaining the network and playing "a crucial role".
"People are stuck at home – whether they want to watch their box set of Peaky Blinders or somebody's isolated and they want to keep in touch with family.
"The only way to do that is the telecom network. More importantly these are engineers maintaining the network so it's there for all the health and emergency services."