November 15, 2019

Full recognition for mobile connectivity must be at the heart of the Welsh National Development Framework

Rural Wales

Significant investment by mobile operators in 4G coverage will extend coverage in Wales from the current 57% of Wales’ geographic landmass served by all four operators, to a target of reaching at least 85% coverage; however, to achieve this ambition it is critical that the Welsh Development Framework gives full recognition of the importance of mobile connectivity to all forms of development, whether residential, industrial and commercial space, roads energy generation, tourist destinations or greenspaces.

Commenting on Mobile UK’s response to the NationalDevelopment Framework, Hamish MacLeod, Director at Mobile UK said:

“The importance of mobile connectivity to Wales cannot be underestimated, and while we support affirmative action such as the Mobile Action Zones, it is important that the Welsh Development Framework ranks mobile infrastructure with equal importance to other infrastructure.”

Notes to Editors

  1. Mobile UK is the trade association for the UK’s mobile network operators - EE, O2,Three and Vodafone.
  2. Mobile UK’s full response to the Welsh Development Framework can be found below:
Mobile UK's response to the Welsh National Development Framework

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