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Mobile Operators Association welcomes 'Scotland's Digital Future - Infrastructure Action Plan

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Mobile Operators Association welcomes ‘Scotland's Digital Future - Infrastructure Action Plan’

The Mobile Operators Association (MOA) welcomed the publication today, 31st January, of Scotland’s Digital Future - Infrastructure Action Plan.

 The MOA particularly welcomes the document’s recognition of the vital importance of digital telecommunications, including mobile telecommunications, in terms of sustainable economic development, in the delivery of public services, and in improving social inclusion.

 John Cooke, Executive Director of the Mobile Operators Association said: “The social and economic importance of good digital communications cannot be underestimated. I am particularly pleased to see that the Scottish Government has set out the intent to deliver world-class digital access and a future-proofed approach that will enable Scotland to keep pace with and surpass international benchmarks, rather than settling for a second-best solution that will not be fit for purpose in a few years’ time.”

 He added, “Delivering this plan will require co-ordinated action by a range of stakeholders. We are pleased that Scottish Government has said that it will work with industry and with local authorities and with COSLA, as the detail of the plan is developed. Planning policy, both at national level and how it is applied at local planning authority level, must support the expansion of electronic communications networks, and be aligned with the Infrastructure Action Plan.”

Notes for Editors

  1. The Mobile Operators Association (MOA) represents the four UK mobile network operators – Everything Everywhere (Orange & T-Mobile), Telefonica UK, Three UK, and Vodafone – on radio frequency (RF) health and safety, and related town planning issues associated with the use of mobile phone technology. It provides information on these issues to policy-makers, including elected representatives and officials at UK, national, and local level, journalists, residents’ groups, and the wider public.  
  2. The Scottish Government publication, Scotland’s Digital Future - Infrastructure Action Plan, is available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/publications/2012/01/1487  
  3. For more information please contact Christine Jude 0207 331 2029, 07736 110787 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it