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BT considering £1.5bn mast site disposal

In a recent article published by the Sunday Telegraph it has been outlined that the telecoms giant BT is looking towards a £1.5bn sale of their mobile mast portfolio to either help fund broadband upgrades or simply to assist with their cash flow as BT’s share price has slowly fallen since its peak in November…
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I HAVE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS ON MY PROPERTY; WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Access to high-speed mobile phone data is seen as an essential part of everyday life. With the ever-growing changes to technology and the strong need for superfast data, there is an ever-increasing pressure on mobile network operators to deliver ubiquitous mobile coverage across the UK. The provision of 4G ubiquitous coverage is a key economic…
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Government cans the Mobile Infrastructure Project

The government will not extend the Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP) despite falling short of its’ goal to increase 3G and 4G coverage in rural areas, writes Richard Lilley, surveyor at Cell:cm Chartered Surveyors. The £150m UK Government initiative aimed at boosting mobile coverage in rural parts of the country delivered just 75 new mobile sites…
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Government drops pre-election review of the Electronic Communications Code

The long awaited review of the Electronic Communications Code goes on. The latest proposals from DCMS, which were being shoe-horned in to the Infrastructure Bill at the last minute, have been withdrawn by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. Time constraints mean its almost certain there will be no changes to the legislation before the general election…
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Cell:cm negotiates major deal to bring 4G to Greater Manchester

One of Cell:cm’s top clients, Bruntwood, has signed a deal with Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited (CTIL), that will see Greater Manchester businesses and residents become 4G enabled. CTIL is the company created to manage the single grid network of installations previously belonging to Vodafone and Telefónica. The 10 year contract will see CTIL place 4G…
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Cell:cm Celebrates ten years at the top!

Ten years ago today (5th February) Andrew Cranston and Philip Morris founded Cell:cm Chartered Surveyors. Working from their spare rooms in the early days they have built Cell:cm in to the leading property and real estate consultancy for UK telecoms site providers. Cell:cm Chartered Surveyors now comprises six staff from two offices in Leamington Spa…
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Hutchison 3 chases 4G scale in UK and Ireland

Rethink Wireless commented: ‘Hutchison Whampoa’s 3 Group is used to being the smallest player in its European markets, which keeps it on a constant drive to keep costs competitive low while eating into incumbents’ market share. Its latest steps in this direction are a network sharing deal in the UK with leading cellco EE, and…
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Cell:cm Chartered Surveyors director Philip Morris speaking at Henry Stewart conference

Cell:cm Chartered Surveyors director Philip Morris will be speaking at the Henry Stewart conference on Telecom Infrastructure and Real Estate held on 27th February 2014. The event will be held in London on 27th February 2014. Philip Morris will hold a talk titled ‘Current thinking on licence and lease terms and rent review/lease renewal negotiations…
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O2 has announced it will launch 4G from 29th August

Rethink Wireless commented: While leading cellco EE has been offering LTE services on an exclusive basis for nine months – having been allowed to refarm its 1.8GHz GSM spectrum ahead of the UK auctions of new 4G frequencies – it will now face competition from O2, from August 29, followed by Vodafone and 3UK in the…
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Ofcom frees up 800MHz spectrum ahead of schedule

Rethink Wireless comment: as promised, UK regulator Ofcom has cleared the 800MHz digital dividend spectrum for commercial mobile use, earlier than originally expected. That opens the way for the operators which acquired the frequencies in this year’s auction to prepare 4G roll-outs in the band, helping Vodafone, Telefonica O2 and 3UK to catch up with…
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