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Mobile UK

“The insight BCC gathered on business experience of mobile connectivity during lockdown was fundamental to the development of our policy and stakeholders strategy during the pandemic. The partnership secured strong coverage in our target outlets which has been to key to supporting our objectives.”

During 2020 BCC and Mobile UK have worked in partnership on an initiative to  underline the importance of mobile coverage for firms throughout and beyond lockdown to maintain or restart their operations - and why the government should accelerate solutions to improve poor connectivity across the UK.  

Impact

The national survey conducted in partnership with Mobile UK urged the government to remove barriers to enhancing mobile coverage, like relaxing planning permission for taller mobile phone masts.

Benefits to Mobile UK

  • Access to market leading data and insight. 
  • National press coverage. 
  • Exposure to BCC’s advocacy work. 
  • Positioned Mobile UK as a credible voice of business. 
  • Association with a trusted champion of business represented across the UK. 

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