The newly launched Infralink programme has developed standard leases and payment guidance for putting mobile masts across Scotland in order to improve mobile connectivity.
9 March 2021
As formally announced by the Scottish Government, Infralink marks the first steps to breaking down complex processes and legislative barriers that can negatively impact the rollout of 4G and 5G infrastructure across Scotland.
In the announcement, Scottish Government Connectivity Minister Paul Wheelhouse said:
"Infralink has been a game-changing move for Scotland’s mobile connectivity ambitions and will accelerate our commitment to next-generation connectivity, as set out in our 5G strategy for Scotland."
"Continued investment in mobile infrastructure, and the tools to remove barriers and make collaboration straightforward for all parties involved is essential to Scotland’s social and economic recovery from the pandemic."
Infralink has been established by the Scottish Futures Trust and funded by the Scotland 5G Centre to bring public sector bodies that value improved connectivity together with mobile network operators who can deliver it.
The tool can be applied to land, buildings and street assets as well as 4G, 5G and IoT technology. It can also take account of the different needs for rural and urban areas.
At Farrpoint, we are proud to be one of the delivery partners. Having provided technical support to the project, we are very excited to see Infralink go live. There is no doubt, it will enable public bodies to get the most of their assets and reach their potential in improving connectivity across Scotland.
Watch this video to hear what Infralink is all about:
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