Monday, 19 February 2018

New UK phone tax should include mobile lines – Alcatel-Lucent

By Nick Wood , Total Telecom
Friday 03 July 09

Vendor suggests levy on mobile infrastructure could fund rollout of hybrid broadband networks to Lord Carter's 'final third'.

Alcatel-Lucent believes the 50 pence phone line tax set out in the U.K. government's Digital Britain Report should apply to mobile infrastructure as well as fixed, in order to fund the extension of hybrid broadband networks to remote areas. "[The government] is taxing legacy wireline infrastructure, why not also tax legacy wireless infrastructure and fund a mix of next…

Alcatel-Lucent believes the 50 pence phone line tax set out in the U.K. government's Digital Britain Report should apply to mobile infrastructure as well as fixed, in order to fund the extension of hybrid broadband networks to remote areas. "[The government] is taxing legacy wireline infrastructure, why not also tax legacy wireless infrastructure and fund a mix of next…

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