In March 2020, the UK Government stated its plan in the 2020-2021 budget to dedicate £5 billion of government funding to support securing gigabit capable broadband in every home in the UK by the end of 2025.

Last Friday on 19 March, the UK Government announced Project Gigabit, the Government’s
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The member states of the European Union (EU) has recently adapted their regulations of electronic communications, including telecommunications, in accordance with the new European Electronic Communications Code Directive (the “EECC Directive”) of the European Union (EU). Its full title is Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and of the
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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 Monday (30 November 2020), the UK Government published its 5G supply chain diversification strategy (the “Strategy”) (found here), which outlines the Government’s plans to grow and diversify the UK’s telecoms supply chain and make it more secure and resilient to future threats.

The Strategy sets out
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1. Introduction

1.1           The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the ever-increasing importance of an interconnected world and access to telecommunications infrastructure. This is against the backdrop of the telecommunications sector having become one of the fastest growing sectors globally in recent years. The recent GSMA data on unique mobile phone
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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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The recent decision of the Scottish Lands Tribunal  in EE Limited/Hutchison 3G Limited (Applicants) v Duncan and Others (Respondents) LTS/ECC/2019/12 to 16 and 2020/01, 02, 03 & 13 issued on 23 September 2020 is the  latest in a tapestry of litigation which has arisen since the coming into force of
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On December 21, 2020, the European Union’s new Electronic Communications Code (EECC) will begin regulating a broad range of previously unregulated services as Electronic Communications Services (ECS). Among these newly regulated services are email, connected wearable devices, and many other Over The Top (OTT) applications, such as audio, video and
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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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