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Guidance on 4G and 5G and its infrastructure published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) paves the way for “a clear and transparent process for industry and government”.

Based on this guidance, the council has unveiled its new digital infrastructure toolkit to support the rollout of full fibre broadband, 4G and 5G across the city.

Our key priorities:

  • support people who need it most
  • create more opportunities for young people
  • generate local jobs and learning opportunities
  • grow our vital local business
  • stimulate vibrant high streets and communities.

Following the electronic communications code

The information on the following pages follows the electronic communications code as set out in Schedule 3A of the Communications Act 2003.

What's covered?

  • guidance to code operators looking to host 4G and 5G small cells on Birmingham City Council’s assets
  • guidance on setting up an agreement between the local authority and the code operator
  • standard financial terms
  • advice on the processes for code operators to follow when considering siting digital communications infrastructure on Birmingham City Council’s assets.

The regulations support the government’s commitment to:

  • create reliable mobile connectivity across the country
  • support faster and cheaper deployment of the infrastructure.

Read the Electronic Communications Code for more details.

The council may amend its guidance and the process to be followed at any time.

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