The Toolkit

The Infralink programme has been led by infrastructure experts, the Scottish Futures Trust, and funded by the Scotland 5G Centre. It was established to improve engagement between potential public sector landlords and mobile industry tenants.

To help the parties start off on a positive footing and accelerate negotiations, a number of tools were established that are balanced, transparent and work across different areas of Scotland.

Infralink offers a credible option to current practice by establishing tools that are balanced and transparent and work at a national level. The tools build off existing operating leases, valuations, case-law and data, so that they work in the real world. The Infralink team will review the tools on an annual basis so that they remain up-to-date and best practice.


Standard documents

A set of documents that will be a balanced starting point for negotiations and take account of current legislation.

Payment Guidance

A methodology and pricing table that builds on case law and recognises the impact of digital infrastructure as a tenant.



Connectivity Marketplace

An online map-based shop window for public sector bodies interested in discussing connectivity in their area allowing them to set out the assets and terms up-front and drive the discussions based on data.


The tools apply to land, buildings and street assets as well as 4G, 5G and IoT technology and take account of the different needs of rural and urban areas.


Standard Documents

The standard documents are a starting point for discussions that take into account landlord and tenant considerations depending where the asset is located. 


Framework Agreements

When deploying internet of things (IoT) or small cells, the mobile industry will often agree one contract to cover a number of leased assets - a master agreement.

Infralink has taken best practice in these areas to produce a standard master agreement. Guidance on how these documents should be used and relevant considerations are included in the templates

Delivery Partners