October 13, 2017
Mobile UK welcomes the National Infrastructure Commission’s consultation on the priorities for national infrastructure
The report correctly identifies the timely need for further legislative reform to support mobile infrastructure, especially in removing barriers in the planning process.
Mobile UK also welcomes the NIC’s assertion, and involvement of the five regional metro mayors, that the job is not Whitehall’s alone. Better and more focused strategic planning at a local and regional level is essential to mobile roll-out.
However, it is concerning that the report fails to acknowledge the considerable progress made by the industry, which is part-way through a £5 billion investment programme to extend and enhance coverage across the UK. The mobile operators will continue to invest in their networks and we look forward to responding to the NIC’s consultation
Notes to Editors
- Mobile UK is the trade association for the UK’s mobile network operators - EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.
- National Infrastructure Commission report - Click here.
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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