Mobile News Archive
28th Oct 2016 - 27th Jul 2018
Gareth Elliott, Head of Policy and Communications at Mobile UK, comments on the necessity of landowner cooperation and the revised Electronic Communications Code to expand rural coverage and connectivity.
Mobile UK and National Parks England Announce new agreement to enhance connectivity and protect beauty
Mobile UK and National Parks England have come together to announce a landmark agreement that seeks to assist the deployment of mobile infrastructure while respecting the beauty and sensitivity of the nation’s national parks.
North Yorkshire County Council announce new innovative partnership with LEP to improve mobile coverage
Mobile UK welcomes the innovative approach taken by North Yorkshire County Council and the East Riding Enterprise Partnership to invest £1m in new mobile infrastructure and build new relationships with the four major mobile operators.
Mobile UK calls on Government to ensure that mobile connectivity is considered on par with other forms of digital connectivity within the National Planning Policy Framework
Mobile UK urges greater use of public assets in response to Coast to Capital consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan
Mobile UK welcomes Government accord with the Church of England to use its buildings to improve mobile coverage
The mobile industry needs a certain and predictable framework: Mobile UK’s response to the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review
It is essential that the Government commits itself to providing a more sophisticated approach to telecommunications policy that not only joins up government departments but also clearly sets out a long-term framework that incentivises private investment.
Mobile UK and our four operators attended Norfolk County Council’s Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee to discuss options put forward by the authority to better engage the industry and open up public sites to boost connectivity.
Mobile UK responds to National Infrastructure Commission with warning that further reform is required to ensure the UK is ready for 5G
In responding to the National Infrastructure Commission’s National Infrastructure Assessment Congestion, Carbon, Capacity: Priorities for National Infrastructure Mobile UK has warned that the current regulatory and planning framework and the multitude of actors involved in the delivery of mobile networks is not adequate for the effective delivery of mobile infrastructure.
Mobile UK welcomes the new Code of Best Practice. The ECC is an important foundation for the effective roll-out of mobile networks recognising that they are national in nature and vital to the UK economy. In addition, the code makes it easier and more cost-effective to identify sites and install infrastructure and with the new measures in place will add certainty to delivery and make harder to reach areas more viable.
Mobile UK's Gareth Elliott talks to Mobile News Magazine about 5G and the West of England partnership
Mobile UK Head of Policy and Communications, Gareth Elliott, talks to Mobile News Magazine about the recent Mobile UK partnership with the West of England Combined Authority, 5g, and ongoing barriers to mobile deployment.
Mayor Tim Bowles and Mobile UK, the trade body for the UK’s mobile network operators (MNOs), have expressed their commitment to work in collaboration to extend and enhance mobile coverage in the West of England.
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) and Mobile UK, the trade body for the UK’s mobile network operators (MNOs), have announced a new partnership to promote essential mobile infrastructure deployment across the Greater Manchester region.
Download Mobile UK’s parliamentary briefing note to the Treasury Select Committee on the work of the National Infrastructure Commission. In this briefing Mobile UK outlines its support for the NIC’s assertion that further legislative reform is needed to support mobile infrastructure deployment.
The Electronic Communications Code is an important piece of the puzzle that will help mobile operators to overcome the challenges they face with expanding their networks. Good mobile connectivity is no longer an optional extra; it is essential infrastructure as core to modern economic activity as broadband, electricity and other essential services.
Mobile UK welcomes the National Infrastructure Commission’s consultation on the priorities for national infrastructure
“Mobile UK is pleased to see the publication of the Welsh Government's Mobile Action Plan, which rightly recognises the urgent need for reform and identifies barriers to effective deployment of mobile infrastructure.”
Mobile UK comments on Welsh Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee report on Digital Infrastructure
Mobile UK welcomes the Welsh Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee’s report as it brings renewed focus on the need for urgent action without which risks Wales falling further behind other areas of the UK.
Gareth Elliott writes that it is critical to the mobile industry that there is an effective planning policy and efficient planning regime which is well resourced to enable and be flexible to mobile infrastructure deployment.
Mobile UK responds to statement by Wales Office Minister Guto Bebb at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.
Mobile UK welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it will bring into force measures to improve digital connectivity across the UK and in particular the commencement of the new Electronic Communications Code. The Code is an important element of the Digital Economy Act that is expected to assist operators to develop and deploy new infrastructure.
Mobile connectivity is critical to the UK’s economy and forms part of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Renaming the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to include Digital in its title is welcome recognition of the importance of the digital and mobile sectors.
On June 16 2017 Ofcom released its initial results of its Consumer Mobile Experience report which is designed to measure the consumer experience of using mobile services. The report highlights continued high satisfaction levels with almost seven in ten users (69%) happy with their overall service.
In taking the UK out of the European Union one the of the Government’s first priorities must be to ensure that it has in place a credible and long-term plan to invest and deliver the infrastructure the country needs. Only then can it work towards its goal of remaining one of the most connected and competitive countries in the world. Mobile infrastructure must be at the heart of this plan.
Mobile UK calls on the British Chambers of Commerce and its members to help to continuing reform of the planning system and ensure that mobile infrastructure is considered upfront as part of local and national strategic thinking. Through working in partnership we can together enable fast and effective roll-out of mobile equipment that will give businesses the coverage they require.
Mobile UK strongly supports the Government’s proposals, set out in its Housing White Paper, to require local authorities to have planning polices setting out how high quality digital infrastructure will be delivered in their area, and accessible from a range of providers.
Industrial Strategy: Mobile connectivity must be at the heart of Government's plans to modernise the UK economy
The Industrial Strategy rightly focusses on digital infrastructure and connectivity and Mobile UK welcomes the Government’s identification that mobile telecoms are part of the nation’s critical economic infrastructure and puts upgrading this infrastructure at its heart.
Mobile UK response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Future of the Scottish Planning System
The planning regime in Scotland must act as an enabler to mobile infrastructure deployment, and be consistent with the policy established for telecommunications which aims to extend mobile coverage the country.
The publication of the Government’s 5G Strategy is welcome. If the Government wants to build on its Digital Strategy to ensure the UK continues to be a world leader in the digital economy, it must put in place effective foundations to get there.
Mobile UK welcomes the Government’s Digital Strategy acknowledging mobile infrastructure as critical to the UK’s economy, and the mobile operators’ role in underpinning a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.
Head of Policy and Communications, Gareth Elliott, comments on the statement made by the Welsh Minister for Skills and Science announcing her intention to publish a mobile action plan for Wales.