Court of Appeal gives “huge boost” to telecoms operators

The Court of Appeal has backed a ruling that offers telecoms operators rights of access to land to carry out surveys to establish whether telecommunications equipment can be installed, even if landowners object. The court agreed with the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) that the tribunal has power under the Electronic Communications Code to impose on the occupier of a building an agreement permitting access to that building by an operator for the purpose of determining whether it is suitable for the installation of electronic communications apparatus. The case is one of the first under the new Code to reach the
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