October 21, 2020
Update: COVID-19 guidance for telecommunications infrastructure deployment in England
As COVID-19 restrictions place areas of the country intotiered lockdowns the Government has re-issued guidance that coverstelecommunications workers and the industry during the outbreak.
October 16, 2020
Guest Blog: Is the UK ready to ride the next wave of digital connectivity?
Susannah Odell, the CBI's senior digital and infrastructure policy adviser, discusses how to bolster business take-up of gigabit-capable connectivity and the set up of Gigabit Take-Up Advisory Group.
October 1, 2020
“Levelling up” agenda and economic recovery at risk if 5G rollout veers off track, says new CPS report
Delays to the rollout of 5G could cost the country tens of billions of pounds in lost economic output, according to a new report by the Centre for Policy Studies.
September 29, 2020
Guest Blog: Future-proofing our digital connectivity for Britain
Belinda Fawcett, General Counsel and Property & Estates Director at Cornerstone writes about future proofing digital connectivity for Britain and the need for the Government to refine the Electronic Communications Code.
September 24, 2020
NHS COVID-19 App Launches Across England And Wales with mobile industry support
People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help stop the spread of coronavirus as case numbers rise. The mobile industry is supporting the app by aero-rating in-app activity.
September 3, 2020
Big step forward in digital infrastructure revolution brings benefits of 5G closer
Speaking at 5G World as part of London Tech Week, Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman confirms the milestone completion of the four-year £350 million major infrastructure programme to clear the 700 MHz spectrum band.
August 27, 2020
BLOG: The Government today has published an updated version of its Best Value Statutory Guidance.
Hamish MacLeod writes about new local authority valuation guidance removing a longstanding barrier to network deployment.
August 27, 2020
Updated Local Authority Guidance Recognises Value of Connectivity to Communities
Mobile UK welcomes updated guidance that seeks to redress the balance between revenue generation and the provision of wider connectivity to communities.
August 27, 2020
Ofcom and HM Government 5G Technology Guide: Answering the questions important to you
Ofcom has published a new 5G technology guide that explains this new technology, the opportunities it brings to consumers, business and public services, and answers some of the key questions people have raised about health and the pandemic.
August 21, 2020
How the mobile industry has helped through the COVID-19 pandemic
The mobile industry has worked in a variety of ways to help fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here's a rundown of some of the measures put in place to help assist in this unprecedented time.
August 14, 2020
BCC and Mobile UK: Remove barriers to improved mobile coverage and level up remote working
Research from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Mobile UK, has underlined the importance of good quality mobile coverage to enable firms to restart and maintain operations successfully after the Covid-19 pandemic.
August 11, 2020
Shared Rural Network – New Explainer Videos Published
To provide further detail and to help people visualise what the Shared Rural Network will provide a new set of videos have been produced.
July 29, 2020
Guest Blog: Urgent planning reforms will accelerate the rollout of 5G (Stephen Lerner, General Counsel at Three)
Network operators face increasingly difficult conditions for the rollout of 5G, that make it ever more challenging to meet the Government’s ambitious targets of giving every household access to gigabit-capable coverage by 2025. One notable obstacle relates to planning permission.
July 22, 2020
Planning proposals welcome but legislative change must follow
Mobile UK welcomes the Government’s response to its consultation on Permitted Development Rights but changes must be fast-tracked for legislative change.
July 21, 2020
Speed Up Britain campaign launched to accelerate roll out of Britain’s mobile networks
Cellnex, Cornerstone, MBNL, and Mobile UK launch Speed Up Britain, a new campaign calling for the Government to reform the Electronic Communications Code, legislation that was intended to assist the rapid deployment of mobile infrastructure.
July 8, 2020
Chancellor must expedite mobile-friendly policy reforms to underpin economic recovery
Mobile UK has suggested a package of measures to help mobile operators to deploy new next-generation networks underpinning the nation’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery.
July 2, 2020
Half a million frontline NHS workers benefit from coronavirus telecoms deal
Half-a-million NHS frontline staff in England have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected at work during the coronavirus outbreak.
July 2, 2020
Take Five to Stop Fraud: The role of business in helping protect the nation against financial fraud
Fraud is big business, and poses a major threat to the UK economy. Stop, Challenge and Protect - Follow The Take Five campaign.
July 1, 2020
Dutch court rejects attempt to stop 5G rollout over health concerns
On 25th May 2020, the court of Justice in the Netherlands rejected a suit brought by a group seeking to halt Holland's 5G telecommunications network rollout over possible health concerns.