Regulations and policy environments are vital to making high quality, digital services viable in the UK, the EU, and around the world. We engage regularly with regulators, politicians and policy-makers so we can work together.
Working together to be ready for the digital age
Cooperating with government
Our public policy work covers a wide territory, from infrastructure investment to national security, from regulating online harms to trade and economic policy. Government relations are important to us, and we often contribute to responses to consultations and cross-industry initiatives.
Working with the Regulator
Our main regulatory relationship is with Ofcom in the UK. The main source of Ofcom’s powers and duties is the Communications Act 2003, which gives it general competition powers for the sector and helps it enforce consumer law. We also engage with other regulatory bodies like the Competition and Markets Authority.
We’re stepping up to deliver the next generation of digital network infrastructure. Our smart network will be the first of its kind in the UK.
Our ambition is to create one converged, smart network built on our world-leading fixed and mobile networks – going beyond 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi and ultrafast broadband to seamlessly connect our customers wherever they are.