Statement published 15 December 2017
In April 2017 the Digital Economy Bill received Royal Assent from both Houses of Parliament, and became the Digital Economy Act. Amongst other things, the Digital Economy Act reformed the ‘electronic communications code’ by introducing a range of measures to make it easier for network operators to rollout infrastructure (such as phone masts, exchanges and cabinets) on public and private land. The reforms to the electronic communications code in the Digital Economy Act are wide-ranging and are of particular significance for network operators, landowners and occupiers. They include new obligations on Ofcom to publish:
Ofcom prepared drafts of each of the documents referred to above and consulted on them, and is now publishing the final versions of these in addition to a statement.