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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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Cityfibre Exclusive Deal with Vodafone for FTTP Broadband

On 9th November 2017, Cityfibre and Vodafone announced their partnership in bringing ultra fast gigabit-capable full fibre broadband to the UK. Cityfibre, a company who describe themselves as the “UK’s builder of Gigabit Cities and national alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure”, will build, own and manage the FTTP [Fibre to the Premises] broadband…
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Major renovation works must now include high speed broadband connections

Due to the huge rise in use of the internet and broadband in almost all aspects of daily life today, from communication and networking to buying and selling on an industrial level, many governments, including the UK government, saw that improving digital connectivity and the ability to communicate quickly and efficiently with anyone anywhere in…
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‘Too many digital deserts’ says the NIC

The mobile phone industry has had a fluctuating buoyancy over the past twenty years or so, but it may surprise you to learn that Albania and Peru have better mobile phone coverage than the UK, according to a report from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). The report, which said there are “too many digital deserts”…
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Telecoms Update – 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT)

The demands placed upon mobile operator’s networks will continue to grow both now and in the future due to many factors including the following: The consumer’s ever increasing requirement to be constantly connected shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, future developments will only fuel this further. The advances in MNUBO and mobile technology and…
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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,…
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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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Consolidations and amalgamations news

Demand continues to increase for access to high quality mobile phone data coupled with the ever-growing requirement to have a superfast connection in the palm of your hand. As a result, the pressure on mobile phone operators to improve coverage and reduce mobile phone blackspots is a constant challenge. Undertaking day to day tasks on…
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EE announces major investment to bring 4G services to 95% of the UK landmass by 2020

BT completed its acquisitions of EE earlier this year for £12.5bn, creating a communications giant capable of offering “quad-play” services; TV, broadband, mobile and landline phone.  BT has now announced a major investment drive to bring 4G services to 95% of the UK landmass by 2020. EE’s new CEO Marc Allera, who replaced Olaf Swantee…
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Hutchison Whampoa agrees to buy O2 from Telefonica to create the UK’s largest mobile network.

Hong Kong based investment company, Hutchison Whampoa, has just agreed terms to buy O2 from Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica at a cost of £10.25 billion. Although this deal is subject to the relevant regulatory approvals, on completion it is set to create the largest mobile network in the UK and, according to an article recently…
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