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Monday, 20 May 2019

Revealed: 5G rollout is being stalled by rows over lamp-posts

[David Icke]: The rollout of the 5G telecommunications network is being stalled by at least two years over legal wrangling about the control of millions of lampposts, the Guardian can reveal.

Lamp-posts have suddenly become hot property because 5G requires the installation of transmitters on a dense network of masts taller than a double-decker bus.

As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) are clamouring for access to lamp-posts and other tall structures in cities, and are threatening legal action to any local authorities or landlords who stand in their way.

Experts say the sheer volume of local disputes is jeopardising the government’s pledge to get 15m premises connected to 5G by 2025.

A new electronics communications code designed to ease the rollout has backfired, according to Theo Blackwell, London’s chief digital officer. He said the code’s ambiguous wording on the issue of access to street furniture and lack of accompanying guidance had encouraged expensive and lengthy more>>>...

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