In July 2018, the Government published its Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review examining the state of the UK telecoms market and its importance to the UK’s future economic growth. The review identified that operators face significant difficulties in providing electronic communications services to blocks of flats or apartment buildings, as they
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The UK Government is consulting on changes to the Electronic Communications Code. The Code is the legal framework underpinning rights to install and keep electronic communications apparatus on public and private land.

The Government intended the most recent version of the Code, which came into effect in December 2017, to
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On 1 September 2020, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (“UT”) handed down judgment in Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd v University of the Arts London.

This is another decision in a number of cases that Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (“Cornerstone”) has brought before the UT and courts


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For the first time since the introduction of the Electronic Communications Code 2017 (“Code”), the Court was asked to determine a claim for the renewal of a lease of a telecommunications mast site benefitting from the protection of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“Act”) –
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On the 29th October 2018, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports published a consultation that focuses on addressing the issue of compelling landlords to consider the telecoms connectivity of their tenants and allowing Operators to install infrastructure where landlords are unresponsive.

The consultation is specifically seeking views on
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The new Electronic Communications Code came into force on 28 December 2017.

The intention behind the new Code is to introduce a range of measures to make it easier for telecoms operators to roll-out infrastructure.  The Code therefore gives telecommunications operators statutory rights to enable the installation, maintenance and use
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The Digital Economy Act finally became law prior to the dissolution of parliament at the start of the general election campaign. The Act contains within its pages the new Electronic Communications Code, which has been awaited for years and which many argue is essential to ensure the law is equipped
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