The importance of local authority collaboration to deliver mobile connectivity
Wednesday, 09 September 2020
Recognising the rapid increase of smartphone usage over the years, many local authorities and organisations have introduced their services online for their residents and local businesses.
Furthermore, with the opportunities that 5G will bring, the need for digital connectivity will be in greater demand. Trials have already begun across the UK to demonstrate the potential of 5G and how it can drive improved productivity and efficiency.
But digital infrastructure is crucial to enable Mobile Network Operators (MNO's) deliver the mobile connectivity the public demands.
In Aug 2020, DCMS updated their guidance on access agreements between property owners and network operators for the deployment of digital infrastructure. Local authorities are being encouraged by ministers to consider the wider social and economic benefits for bringing connectivity to an area. The guidance forms part of the government’s plan to ensure people can access better broadband and mobile connectivity more quickly and is considered crucial to the UK’s coronavirus recovery.
Read Cornerstone's latest brochure which demonstrates how local authorities can work collaboratively with Mobile Network Operators to deliver the future of mobile connectivity.
You can download The Local Authority Benefit Brochure here