Local authority signs multiple Code agreements to streamline 4G and 5G roll out

Local authority signs multiple Code agreements to streamline 4G and 5G roll out

Monday, 28 February 2022

Glasgow City Council and Cornerstone, the UK’s leading mobile infrastructure services company, are pleased to announce the completion of several Code agreements to help accelerate mobile infrastructure deployment for better digital services throughout the city.

Glasgow City Council is the first authority in Scotland to sign this record number of Code agreements and has set up a framework including legal templates, processes, and pricing to enable the faster and more efficient roll out 4G and 5G networks in the City.

The agreements will enable infrastructure to be installed on grass verge sites adjacent to pavements, avoiding underground services and reducing pavement clutter. The sites will host mobile infrastructure that will help deliver better mobile network coverage and capacity in urban areas. This infrastructure will improve essential digital connectivity for residents, businesses, and communities in the area.

Councillor Angus Millar, Chair of Digital Glasgow, said: “These agreements will enable better mobile and digital services in Glasgow. This collaboration is a Scottish first for Glasgow, allowing quicker and more widespread 4G and 5G, improving connectivity and benefitting businesses and residents across the city.”

“We are delighted to have completed these Code agreements. It showcases how working together with local authorities can help provide the public and businesses with better access to mobile services and technologies.” Belinda Fawcett, Director of Property & Estates and General Counsel, Cornerstone.

“Digital connectivity is vital to supporting our economy and connecting our communities. Glasgow City Council Telecoms Unit welcomes this investment in the City by Cornerstone and their customers. We’re also delighted to see our new processes and templates in action enabling improved engagement with operators and efficient rollout of digital infrastructure.” Theresa Searle, Telecoms unit Manager, Digital Economy, Glasgow City Council.