Proposal to apply Code Powers to Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited

  • Start: 21 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 May 2017

Statutory notification under section 107(6) of the Communications Act 2003.

On 9 December 2016 we issued a public consultation in which we proposed to apply Code powers to Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited (“CTIL”) for the purpose of the provision by it of an electronic communications network.

The grant of Code powers is intended to assist persons that provide an electronic communications network and/or system of conduits. In particular, persons with Code powers may:

  • construct and maintain infrastructure on public land (streets) without needing to obtain a specific street works licence to do so;
  • benefit from certain immunities from the Town and Country Planning legislation; and
  • apply to the Court in order to obtain rights to execute works on private land in the event that agreement cannot be reached with the owner of that land.

In light of responses received to our December consultation, CTIL has revised its application for Code powers and has asked Ofcom to take into account that it provides a system of conduits. Having considered CTIL’s revised application and the responses to our previous consultation, we have decided to amend our previous proposal.

This document sets out details of our revised proposal to apply Code powers to CTIL. Ofcom will consider any responses to this consultation before deciding whether or not to make a direction, under section 106(3) of the Act, applying the Code to CTIL.

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