Encourage the Chancellor to provide business rates relief in the Autumn Budget to put mobile infrastructure on par with fixed broadband infrastructure.
Respond to the Government’s upcoming Building Regulations Review and recommend that building regulations should encourage construction that is sympathetic to mobile coverage.
Encouraging partnerships between local authorities and mobile providers to trial new methods of extending mobile coverage in the area
Local planning teams
Requesting that development plans and planning teams consider mobile connectivity upfront and at the beginning of a project to ensure new developments and sites have good coverage
The UK Government and developers should consider mobile coverage when deciding on the location and materials of new projects. Modern building materials such as glass reflect mobile signals and will not support good mobile connectivity
Third party advocates
Mobile operators will not be able to overcome challenges in mast deployment independently. We require local and third party advocates who will actively support local policy changes in favour of mobile infrastructure deployment