The new Electronic Communications Code (ECC) came in to force on 28th December 2017 as a schedule to the Digital Economy Act 2017.
The Code regulates the legal relationships between landowners and operators of mobile and internet networks. It gives rights to the providers of these networks to install and maintain equipment on, over and under land. These are known as Code Rights. These Code Rights apply to the physical equipment that support the Operators’ network which comes in a variety of forms, including fibre optic cables, equipment cabinets, mobile phone antennas and masts.