A nationwide scheme to upgrade the 4G and 5G coverage on telecommunication masts is currently underway by network providers as part of a Government initiative to improve communication and connectivity in rural areas.
EE (previously orange and T-Mobile) has recently received Government instruction to provide coverage for emergency services as the old emergency services system will be switched off.
Because of this, EE is looking for new telecommunication sites, as well as up grading existing masts with additional apparatus or by connecting new fibre optic cables to the site.
There have already been several assignments and amendments to existing masts in the last six months and more are inevitable so landlords should refer to their original lease to determine if service providers have the rights to undertake any works without negotiating suitable terms.
We are currently acting for many landowners affected by agreeing revised terms. If you are approached please contact the Rostons office.