Electronic Communications Code
In December 2017 a new Electronic Communications Code took effect under the Communications Act 2003 to make it easier for network operators to install and maintain apparatus such as phone masts, exchanges and cabinets on public and private land.
The new Code also requires Ofcom to provide:
- a Code of Practice (PDF, 199.4 KB) to accompany the changes to the Electronic Communications Code;
- standard terms (PDF, 216.5 KB) which may (but need not) be used by Code operators and landowners or occupiers when negotiating agreements to confer Code rights; and
- template notices which must or may (depending on the circumstances) be used by operators and landowners or occupiers.