The true cost of mast rental agreements

“Mobile operators have long complained of the cost of mast rents and access fees paid to private landowners, now they are relying on Parliament to change the law in their favour. If written into law, a new Electronic Communications Code (ECC) would grant operators the power to acquire mast sites, cap rents and secure access, with or without a landlord’s support.”
So says an article published yesterday by Mobile Today magazine.

The article highlights significant differences between an industry funded report by Deloitte, to which DCMS has attached great weight when drafting the ECC. It also refers to aggressive rent reduction approaches by operators to Landlords, contrary to assertions that they are being held to ransom by high rent demands from landowners.

The full article can be read here (credit to Mobile Today and copyright © Noble House Media Ltd. All rights reserved)

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