Evans Planning was commissioned by the GSM Association to undertake research and prepare a policy paper and case study on the Impact of exclusion zone policies on siting base stations.


The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.


In November 2012 the policy paper was published by the GSMA. The target audience is international policy makers and politicians formulating or applying the regulatory framework for the siting of radio base station facilities.


Further information about the research and a copy of the policy paper can be found on the GSMA’s website at:


Senior Director of Research and Sustainability for the GSMA Dr Jack Rowley has also produced a podcast that explains the report’s findings and the implications for mobile networks and communities, which can be accessed at this link:

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Communities and councils will have access to clearer information about plans for new mobile phone facilities in their local area and will have more time to consider the proposals under changes introduced this month in the new Industry Code for Mobile Phone Network Infrastructure.

Matt Evans was a voting member of the Communications Alliance Working Committee that developed the Code.

View the new industry code online here.