June 2, 2020
Planning reform critical to post COVID-19 recovery – Explainer video
Mobile UK has produced an explainer video that outlines urgently needed reforms to the planning system to help the economy rebound after COVID-19 and how they can benefit the environment and reduce the impact of mobile infrastructure.
June 1, 2020
Statement: Senseless attacks on mobile infrastructure risks lives
Mobile infrastructure and the connectivity it provides is critical to the nation. The industry remains committed to to keeping the UK connected, but attacks on mobile infrastructure put this at risk.
May 28, 2020
Mobile UK responds to DCMS Select Committee’s report into the impact of COVID-19
Mobile UK welcomes the DCMS Select Committee’s desire to look beyond COVID-19 to assess its impact on the industry and to consider what measures must be taken to support the UK’s economic recovery.
May 4, 2020
Mobile UK sets out future policy priorities in its response to the Scottish National Planning Framework
Mobile UK responds to the Scottish Government's National Planning Framework Call for Evidence calling for a greater priority on digital infrastructure.
May 1, 2020
ICNIRP Statement: COVID-19 and 5G
ICNIRP publishes a statement on false claims that exposure to EMFs generated by 5G can cause COVID-19.
April 22, 2020
Industries unite to tackle SMS fraudsters exploiting COVID-19 text alerts
The UK mobile, banking and finance industries along with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have joined forces to prevent fraudsters sending scam text messages that seek to exploit the Covid-19 crisis.
April 21, 2020
Statement on the impact of COVID-19 on the Shared Rural Network
An update on the Shared Rural Network and the impact of COVID-19
April 20, 2020
BLOG: Policy Must Now Pivot Towards Digital Infrastructure
Hamish MacLeod, Director at Mobile UK, looks at the policy reforms still required to ensure we can bounce back post COVID-19.
April 17, 2020
Ofcom publishes latest 5G measurement results
Ofcom has published the latest results from our spectrum measurement programme, including six additional 5G mobile sites.
April 10, 2020
Industry And Government Joint Statement On Telecommunications Sector Support To The NHS
Mobile operators and telecommunications companies pledge to support the NHS by providing the connectivity it needs during COVID-19.
April 9, 2020
Mobile UK submits its response to the Welsh National Infrastructure Commission
Mobile UK asserts that mobile and digital communications are essential enabler of change its response to the Welsh National Infrastructure Commission’s Call for Evidence
April 5, 2020
MNO Statement: Protecting our critical infrastructure
Mobile networks provide essential connectivity to our emergency services and the NHS. Stopping vandals and the spread of misinformation is critical to keeping your communities connected.
April 3, 2020
Statement: Mobile industry warns against the spread of baseless 5G Coronavirus (COVID-19) theories
At this time of national crisis, it is concerning that certain groups are using the COVID-19 pandemic to spread false rumours and theories about the safety of 5G technologies. The theories are baseless and are not grounded in accepted scientific theory.
April 3, 2020
Government issues guidance outlining telecoms as a critical sector and key workers
The Government has issued its most recent guidance on telecommunications infrastructure deployment, that sets out and clarifies that telecommunications, including mobile networks, are a critical sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 29, 2020
Government agrees measures with telecoms companies to support vulnerable consumers through COVID-19
Mobile companies, alongside the wider telecoms industry, have come together and agreed a set of important commitments to support and protect vulnerable consumers and those who may become vulnerable due to circumstances arising from COVID-19.
March 26, 2020
Guest Blog: As COVID-19 changes demand, the mobile networks rise to the challenge
Julian McGougan. Executive Director Telecoms, Spectrum and Satellite at Tech UK talks about how new working practices have underscored the capability of the mobile networks to keep the UK connected.
March 19, 2020
How mobile operators are dealing with COVID19 and keeping the UK connected
The mobile industry is hard to ensure the UK remains connected and is putting in place measures to support customers. Mobile UK has set up a public information page outlining actions being taken and contact information for each mobile operator.
March 18, 2020
Ofcom announces how it will assess Shared Rural Network coverage obligations
Following the agreement between the industry and the Government to build the Shared Rural Network Ofcom has now published the methodology it will use to measure mobile companies’ compliance with the coverage commitments made.
March 12, 2020
ICNIRP Releases Updated Guidelines
The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has released its updated guidance for the protection of humans and exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) including 5G.