June 1, 2020

Statement: Senseless attacks on mobile infrastructure risks lives

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Mobile infrastructure and the connectivity it provides is critical to the nation. It helps the public observe social distancing by keeping families connected, maintaining communications with the emergency services and enabling mass homeschooling and remote working. The industry remains committed to keeping the UK connected, but attacks on mobile infrastructure put this at risk.

Links with conspiracy theories about COVID-19 are false and have been continuously rebuffed by scientists and condemned by the Government. However, mobile infrastructure and telecoms engineers continue to be targeted.

Arson and abuse of telecoms workers is a serious offence, and mobile operators will work strenuously with the authorities to ensure anyone found conducting these senseless acts will be reported. People need our networks now more than ever and it is vital that the operators' ability to keep Britain connected is not impeded.

About Building Mobile Britain

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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.

See here for further information - or #BuildingMobileBritain

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