LREF 2019: Can real estate and telecoms deliver 5G?

New legislation designed to accelerate the 5G roll-out is fuelling hostility between telecoms companies and building owners. Operators say agents and landlords are not doing enough to support connectivity. But owners believe they are not being fairly recompensed for hosting mobile phone masts. This discussion in the EG Studio at LREF sought to find consensus.

That UK plc requires better digital connectivity to thrive in the years ahead has never been in doubt. Yet how the digital infrastructure needed to support the roll-out of 5G gets delivered has never been in deeper dispute. And unless