Trade and telecoms

Trade and telecoms

Free trade agreements

Telecommunication services provide the backbone to the digital economy. Future UK trade agreements should seek to liberalise telecommunications trade and ensure that UK providers enjoy the same rights to offer services and trade on equivalent terms as domestic providers, including not facing additional licensing or domestic ownership requirements. Geo-blocking restrictions should be removed to allow the transfer of content across borders. Future UK trade agreements should not jeopardise the light-touch regulatory approach which has helped position the UK as an enabling regime for digital and which is particularly important for emerging services such as 5G.

In 2017 Analysis Mason produced a report for BSG: Implications of Brexit on the Digital Communications Sector