Welcome to our first issue of Connected in 2023

We have several stories and updates to share, so please take a few minutes to catch up with what’s been going on at Cornerstone and within the telecoms industry.

Firstly, I’d like to announce that our new CEO, Pat Coxen, joined Cornerstone in January. We are delighted to welcome Pat to our business and introduce him to you. This is an exciting time for Cornerstone, and we look forward to our business taking on a new direction.

Over the past couple of years, we have kept you updated with the Speed up Britain lobbying campaign that we supported to help deploy, upgrade and share our mobile networks more quickly and easily.

Since the revision of the Code legislation in 2017, the industry recognised that the Code needed a further review. Therefore, the campaign was developed to call on the government to attend to further improving and updating the legislation. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) opened a Code consultation in 2021. After carefully considering the consultation response, the Product Security & Telecommunications Infrastructure (PTSI) was drafted. A Bill is a proposed law introduced into Parliament. The PTSI Bill was debated and approved by each House of Parliament and received Royal Assent in December when it became law.