Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) and Mobile UK, the trade body for the UK’s mobile network operators (MNOs), have announced a partnership. Promoting essential mobile infrastructure deployment across the Greater Manchester region.
As part of the new agreement, GMCC and Mobile UK will seek to work in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership. Together, they will highlight business requirements for mobile connectivity in the region. Promoting understanding of the barriers to mobile infrastructure deployment faced by the MNOs.
Advocating for digital skills and training for individuals and businesses will also form part of the agreement. This would allow people living and working in Manchester to fully exploit the opportunities provided by new technological advances. Making sure they can take full advantage of world-class digital connectivity.
The announcement follows a meeting between Chamber members and MNOs. The agreement is the latest development as part of Mobile UK’s Building Mobile Britain campaign. Which has seen the organisation engage with national and local decision-makers, as well as interested industry groups. In a bid to overcome the challenges MNOs face with expanding the existing mobile networks.
Hamish MacLeod, Director at Mobile UK, said:
“Mobile connectivity is critical to driving local economic growth and business productivity. Yet we continue to face challenges when seeking to install new and improved mobile infrastructure.