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New Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport welcomed by industry as exciting opportunities present themselves for 5G and rural coverage

Mobile UK, the voice of the mobile industry welcomes the appointment of the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP as the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Commenting on the new appointment, Hamish MacLeod, Director at Mobile UK said:

“The mobile industry is entering a very exciting phase with the first commercial roll-outs of 5G underway. As we welcome the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP as the new Digital Secretary, though, there is plenty to work on with Government.

"On top of the in-tray are ambitious proposals for a Shared Rural Network, which all four mobile operators have jointly put forward, whereby we work with Government to extend coverage into the hardest to reach areas of the country. In addition, to enable the UK to build out new 5G networks, planning reform is urgently needed. We look forward to working with the new Secretary of State on these matters, as good mobile connectivity is so central to the future prosperity of the UK.”


About Building Mobile Britain

Building Mobile Britain is a campaign created by Mobile UK seeking to work with national and local government, as well as interested industry groups to overcome the challenges we face with expanding the existing mobile networks, while also developing innovative services for customers.

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Notes to Editors:

  1. Mobile UK is the trade association for the UK’s mobile network operators - EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.

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