January 13, 2021
Sir David Attenborough takes to 5G to showcase the natural world
Sir David Attenborough will take to 5G for the first time to show people the wonders of the natural world, as part of a government-funded trial to explore the potential of 5G to improve people’s lives and help build back better from the pandemic.
January 8, 2021
Keeping Children and Young People Connected to Education During the Covid-19 Pandemic
The communications industry, both individually and collectively, have invested enormous time, effort and resources in ensuring that children, particularly the most vulnerable, can stay connected during periods of school closure.
December 18, 2020
New Changes to Scottish Planning Laws will Help Facilitate Better Mobile Coverage in Scotland
New changes announced by the Scottish Government to reform permitted development rights have been greeted positively by the mobile industry.
December 10, 2020
Welsh National Infrastructure Commission rightly urges a refocus on mobile connectivity
The publication of the Welsh Infrastructure Commission’s report to the Welsh Government makes some clear and stark recommendations on what is needed to attract investment in digital infrastructure into Wales.
December 9, 2020
Permitted Development Rights Reform in Northern Ireland Welcomed
Mobile industry welcomes legislation to reform permitted development rights in Northern Ireland.
December 9, 2020
Mobile industry calls on influencers with large social media audiences to act responsibly and not to endorse groundless 5G conspiracy theories that have serious real-world consequences
The mobile industry urges celebrities and other influencers not to share 5G conspiracy theories that have no basis in science and ultimately stand to risk people’s lives and health, particularly at a time when the nation is working towards a strategy to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 30, 2020
Balance is key to the Telecoms Security Bill and an effective 5G Diversification Strategy
Mobile UK has welcomed the Telecoms Security Bill and the 5G Diversification Strategy but to be effective they must work in balance and not compete against each other, and there must be certainty in time frames.
November 30, 2020
Mobile UK Welcomes New 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy
Mobile UK welcomes the Government’s commitment to promote diversification and resilience in the telecoms supply chain via its 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy. It will foster innovation and competition and deliver more jobs and investment.
November 24, 2020
Statement: Telecommunications (Security) Bill
Mobile UK Director, Hamish MacLeod, comments ahead of the Government's announcement of its Telecommunications (Security) Bill.
November 23, 2020
Joint Operators Technical Specification
On 16th November, Mobile UK, as the UK trade body for EE, O2, Three and Vodafone, published The Joint Operators Technical Specification (JOTS) Forum’s latest technical specification on in-building coverage solutions.
November 18, 2020
UK mobile operators launch new product for businesses to help protect customers from fraud and cyber crime
The UK’s four mobile network operators – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – have come together to strengthen consumer safety online, developing a new product for businesses that authenticates user identity for online transactions.
November 13, 2020
Mobile operators’ retail stores provide an essential service and should remain open during lockdown
Mobile operators retail stores provide and essential service. The Government must designate them as such. Let us keep our customers safe and connected.
November 12, 2020
Urgent planning reforms in Scotland crucial to recovery and accelerated mobile network rollout
Planning reforms proposed by the Scottish Government to update the permitted development rights system must be brought in quickly to aid the recovery, network deployment and the Shared Rural Network.
November 12, 2020
Speed up Britain campaign gains additional industry support
Three of the UK’s wireless infrastructure providers – Britannia Towers, Ulstercom, and Atlas Tower Group – together with Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL), a joint venture of the UK mobile network operators (MNOs), have joined Speed Up Britain as campaign supporters.
November 4, 2020
UPDATE: COVID-19 guidance for telecommunications infrastructure build and maintenance of networks in Scotland
A statement from the Scottish Government to telecommunications operators signposting them to existing guidance on critical national infrastructure and construction sectors.
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.