5/1/2013 8:00:00 AM
4G Freeview testing turns attentions to Brighton
Brighton is the next venue for at800's trials to see if the 4G rollout will interfere with Freeview television signals.
The trial will affect 80,000 households when it begins in the middle of May. Around 2,400 households will be sent a special filter that fits to a Freeview box and is designed to block out 4G signals. The Brighton tests follow similar trials in different parts of London.
Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of at800, said: 'The hilly terrain in Brighton – which can affect TV signals – coupled with Freeview being transmitted on frequencies very close to4G at 800 MHz will make this a very useful trial. We urge viewers in Brighton to call usshould they see any new problems with their Freeview reception.'
The joint venture at800 was formed between Britain's four operators, all of whom won 800MHz spectrum during the 4G auction earlier this year.
Author: Graeme Neill