The long-awaited changes to the Electronic Communication Code

The long-awaited changes to the Electronic Communication Code puts Telecoms Industry / Phone Mast Sites into a temporary state of turmoil.

Many phone mast agreement renewals now on hold

Phone mast upgrades being delayed or put on hold

Some new mast site acquisitions on hold, delayed or not progressing

Operator’s agents appearing confused and sending out factually incorrect letters

Site Providers becoming frustrated

Some people in rural areas and market towns may not benefit from the new ECC and in some cases continue to have poor access to 4G mobile phone coverage, opposite to what the new legislation intended.

Senior estates management within the operators have been given an impossible task by their shareholders to deliver significant rent reductions / savings off the back of confusing new legislation that does not give operators the powers they had hoped for.