Electronic Communications Code

29 April 2010

The Electronic Communications Code ('the Code') enables electronic communications network providers to construct electronic communications networks. The Code enables these providers to construct infrastructure on public land (streets), to take rights over private land, either with the agreement with the landowner or applying to the County Court or the Sheriff in Scotland. It also conveys certain immunities from the Town and Country Planning legislation in the form of Permitted Development.

In addition to providers of electronic communications networks the Code is also available to those who wish to construct conduits to be made available to network providers.

The Code is granted to network providers by the Office of Communications ('OFCOM') by a direction made following a public consultation and consideration of the responses to that consultation.

The Code has effect in all cases subject to the conditions and restrictions set out in the Electronic Communications Code (Conditions and Restrictions) Regulations 2003, SI. No 2003/2553 (“the Regulations”) (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/2553/contents/made) as amended by The Electronic Communications Code (Conditions and Restrictions) (Amendment) Regulations 2009. SI. No 2009/584. (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/584/contents/made).

  • AB Internet Limited
  • Airwave Solutions Limited
  • Affiniti Integrated Solutions Limited
  • Affinity Water Limited
  • Arqiva Communications Ltd
  • Arqiva Services Limited
  • Arqiva Limited
  • Anglian Water Services Ltd
  • AT&T Global Network Services (UK) B.V.
  • Atlas Communications NI Limited
  • (aq) Limited
  • Bolt Pro Tem Limited
  • Bristol Water Plc
  • British Telecommunications plc
  • Broadband for the Rural North Limited
  • Bytel Networks Ltd
  • Call Flow Solutions Limited
  • Cable & Wireless UK
  • Central North Sea Fibre Telecommunications Company Limited
  • Centric Telco Ltd
  • CityLink Telecommunications Limited
  • CityFibre Metro Networks Limited
  • Cogent Communications UK Ltd
  • COLT Technology Services
  • Community Fibre Limited
  • Concept Solutions People Ltd
  • Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig
  • EE Limited
  • Eircom UK Ltd
  • Energis Communications Ltd
  • Energis Local Access Ltd
  • The Environment Agency
  • EU Networks Fiber UK Limited
  • Eurobell (South West) Limited
  • Eurobell (Sussex) Limited
  • Eurobell (West Kent) Limited
  • Euro Payphone Ltd
  • FibreSpeed Limited
  • Fibrewave Networks
  • FLAG Atlantic UK Limited
  • Fujitsu Services Limited
  • Gamma Telecom Holdings Ltd
  • GeneSYS Telecommunications Limited
  • Geo Metro Limited
  • Geo Networks Limited
  • Gigaclear Plc
  • Hibernia Atlantic (UK) Limited
  • Hibernia Express (UK) Limited
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Hutchison 3G UK Limited
  • Hyperoptic Ltd
  • Independent Fibre Networks Limited
  • Independent Next Generation Networks Limited
  • In Focus Public Networks Ltd
  • Infolines Public Network Ltd (Code powers suspended)
  • Internet Central Ltd
  • Internet Connections Limited
  • Interoute (i-21 Limited)
  • KCOM Group Plc
  • KPN EuroRings B.V.
  • Lancaster University Network Services Limited
  • Level 3 Communications UK Limited
  • M3Com II Limited, Bermuda
  • Maximus Networks Ltd.
  • MLL Telecom Ltd
  • MS3 Networks Ltd
  • Neos Networks Ltd
  • Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
  • NextGenAccess Ltd.
  • Northumbrian Water Limited
  • NWP Street Ltd
  • Orange Personal Communication Services Ltd
  • Open Network Systems Limited
  • Quickline Communications Limited
  • Reach Europe Ltd
  • Scottish Water
  • Sea Fibre Networks Ltd
  • Severn Trent Water Ltd
  • Severn Trent Retail Services Limited
  • Solway Communications Limited
  • Sky Telecommunications Services Limited
  • Sky UK Limited
  • Smallworld Media Communications Limited
  • South East Water Plc
  • South West Water Ltd
  • Sprintlink UK Ltd
  • Spyder Facilities Limited
  • SSE Telecommunications Limited
  • Surf Telecoms Limited
  • Subtopia Limited
  • Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc
  • TalkTalk Communications Limited
  • Tata Communications (UK) Limited
  • Telewest Limited
  • Telefonica UK Limited
  • TeliaSonera International Carrier UK Limited
  • Thames Water Utilities Ltd
  • The Wireless Infrastructure Company Limited
  • The Wireless Asset Company Limited
  • Telecommunications Wireless and Infrastructure Services Limited
  • Telensa Ltd.
  • Thus plc
  • TIBUS (trading as The Internet Business Limited)
  • Timico Partner Services Limited
  • Tiscali UK Limited
  • Truespeed Communications Ltd.
  • United Utilities Plc
  • UK Broadband Limited
  • Verizon UK Ltd
  • Viatel Infrastructure (UK) Limited
  • Virgin Media Limited
  • Virgin Media Wholesale Limited
  • Vodafone Limited
  • Vtesse Networks Ltd
  • WarwickNet Ltd
  • Wessex Water Services Ltd
  • Wifinity Limited
  • Wightfibe Limited
  • Wildcard UK Limited
  • Yorkshire Water Service Ltd
  • Zayo Group UK Limited