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Minister wants Island to make most of new technologies

Smartphones and logistics among areas to benefit, says minister

The Policy and Reform Minister hopes proposed changes to telecoms planning rules will ensure Manx residents can make the most of new technology.

Government is currently seeking feedback on plans to make it easier to install small-scale telecommunications equipment, particularly for fast fibre and 5G.

If given the go-ahead, the new policy would mean items such as roadside cabinets and some antennas wouldn't require planning permission.

Chris Thomas says this affects a range of areas:

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