Scott Coates, Founder and CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Group
WIG is a British independent infrastructure operator with over 2,000 shared communication assets. The company builds and operates communication towers in rural and suburban areas and 5G-ready small cell fibre networks to enable mobile coverage in public venues and on city streets. WIG is fully independent of any retail network and its infrastructure is built to be shared by multiple networks on an open and non-discriminatory basis.
WIG is backed by two leading global infrastructure investors and has plans to scale up with £1 billion of new investment. Scott founded and also serves as chairman of the European Wireless Infrastructure Association. Its 12 members have over £50 billion invested globally in independent wireless infrastructure.
The UK Government has recently announced £1 billion to invest in full-fibre broadband and trialling 5G networks via a new Digital Infrastructure Fund. With funding supporting trials of 5G mobile communications the UK local authorities will be able to access £740 million intended to help them trial and roll-out future ultrafast 5G based Mobile Broadband […]