The government wants to relax restrictions on the installation of mobile masts to increase the availability of high-speed 4G services across England.
The initiative was unveiled in the Fixing the Foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation productivity report released on Friday, setting out ways in which the UK can improve its economic growth in the years ahead.
The report includes a focus on fixed and mobile broadband, noting that digital communications networks are vital for the UK’s future.
“Reliable and high-quality fixed and mobile broadband connections support growth in productivity, efficiency and labour force participation across the whole economy,” the report reads.
The government wants to allow operators to install taller masts to further the ability for communications providers to widen their coverage.
“The government proposes to extend permitted development rights to taller mobile masts in protected and non-protected areas in England,” it said.
Doing this should ensure that 4G services are more widely available, and the government is also hoping to improve its own use of spectrum services to enable as much as possible to be open for communications use.
“Spectrum is a valuable and scarce resource. By securing more efficient use of public sector spectrum, while safeguarding departments’ ability to deliver critical operational public services, the government will be able to share or release more of its spectrum," the report said.
The report also highlighted the government's ongoing support for superfast broadband rollouts and its aim to ensure that 95 percent of UK households and businesses can access speeds of over 24Mbps by 2017.
This has already been achieved in Cornwall through a project that began in 2010 with EU funding. Almost 30 percent of connections are fibre-to-the-premise.
Scientific developments were also covered in the report, including a recent IBM pledge to provide technology and support worth £200m towards big data research to build on funding of £113m from the UK government at the Hartree Centre in Daresbury.
Chancellor George Osborne said it is vital that the UK maximises its potential in key areas such as digital technology to ensure future growth.
"The only way to sustainably raise the living standards of the citizens of our nation is to confront the challenge of our lifetime: to raise productivity," he said.
"With this blueprint to fix the foundations of our economy, I believe that we have taken the vital first step towards securing the prosperity and livelihoods of generations to come."
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