Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on 22nd November 2017, Mobile UK is urging the Chancellor to ensure fiscal parity towards the deployment of all telecommunications equipment.
07.11.17 - Mobile UK Briefing: Treasury Select Committee - Work of the National Infrastructure Commission
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.
13.10.17 - Mobile UK welcomes the National Infrastructure Commission’s consultation on the priorities for national infrastructure
Mobile UK states that the report correctly identifies the timely need for further legislative reform to support mobile infrastructure, especially in removing barriers to the planning process.
“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.”
19.09.17 - 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 is announces the launch of its latest campaign, Building Mobile Britain.
25.07.17 - Mobile UK responds to statement by Wales Office Minister Guto Bebb at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.
Mobile UK welcomes today’s speech by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, which acknowledges the importance of good mobile connectivity for local and rural economies.
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.
19.06.17 - Ofcom report on consumer mobile experience highlights continued high satisfaction levels for mobile
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.
15.06.17 - Mobile infrastructure must be at the heart of the Government’s infrastructure and economic policy
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.
11.05.17 - Hard-wire mobile connectivity into local and national strategies to bring business benefits
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.
03.05.17 - Which? report identifies need for partnership approach with operators to 4G extend mobile coverage
Mobile UK responds to the Which? and OpenSignal report on 4G coverage across the UK.
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.
17.04.17 - 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.
04.04.17 - 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.
Hamish Macleod, Director of Mobile UK, comments on the House of Lord Communications Committee's report 'Growing up with the Internet'.
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.
MobileUK is calling on all drivers to be aware of an increase in penalties for mobile phone usage while driving.
10.02.17 - Mobile UK calls for mobile coverage to be hard-wired into national and local strategic planning
Mobile UK response to the National Infrastructure Commission's National Infrastructure Assessment Call for Evidence
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.