Firm that puts up UK’s ad-supported phone booths enters administration
Apparently the firm did not achieve the growth it had predicted. Not only were some councils blocking installation on grounds of the additional clutter they would add to public space. They also faced opposition from privacy campaigners, with good reason as Wired.com explains in this article: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/linkuk-bt-google-free-wifi-and-calls-london
They also become notorious for use by drug dealers and other criminals says TheRegister.
It is not clear if the local council will not get these unsightly monsters removed from our streets.