Residents in south-east London will be asked to report problems with Freeview television signals, as the latest round of 4G testing gets under way next week.
Operator joint venture at800 is holding the trial from 15 April in parts of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets, which will affect around 170,000 homes and businesses. The next generation mobile services that operators will roll out in the coming months have the potential to interfere with some digital television signals.
The tests follow a smaller scale trial in the west Midlands, where only a handful of households had interference with their television signal.
Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of at800, said: 'These larger tests are essential to help improve our forecast model and the way we’ll tackle potential issues caused by 4G at 800 MHz. We are extremely grateful to viewers in south east London for their help with these important tests.'
The joint venture at800 has been fully funded by Britain's four operators in return for them winning 800MHz spectrum in this year's 4G auction.
Author: Graeme Neill