Real Estate Talking Points: The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022: clarifying the current landscape
The Electronic Communications Code (the “Code”) came into force in 2017 with the main objective of facilitating the rollout of digital infrastructure across the UK by giving telecommunications operators certain statutory rights when they install and maintain telecoms equipment on privately owned land. However, the Code failed to set out clear enough procedures on various issues, leading to frequent disputes between landowners and operators which have done little to provide a conducive environment for this swift rollout. Is the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022 (the “2022 Act”) the solution?
In our latest Talking Points article, we set out three of the key changes in the 2022 Act and a summary of the problem which they seek to solve.