Saturday, 22 September 2018

UK govt to speed NGN rollout by sidestepping planning rules

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 10 September 12

New culture minister accused of 'riding roughshod' over rules protecting residents.

The U.K. government plans to exempt broadband equipment from local planning rules in a bid to accelerate the deployment of next-generation network infrastructure. Under the new regime, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said street cabinets can be installed without requiring prior approval; overhead cables can be rolled out in any area without planning permission; and equipment can be located under or above private land without "long-running negotiations". The government said it also aims to streamline the planning process for rolling out mobile infrastructure…

The U.K. government plans to exempt broadband equipment from local planning rules in a bid to accelerate the deployment of next-generation network infrastructure. Under the new regime, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said street cabinets can be installed without requiring prior approval; overhead cables can be rolled out in any area without planning permission; and equipment can be located under or above private land without "long-running negotiations". The government said it also aims to streamline the planning process for rolling out mobile infrastructure…

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