5/15/2013 3:06:47 PM
London given all clear for 4G interfering with Freeview
The likelihood of 4G interfering with Freeview television signals appears increasingly remote after the latest tests in London found next generation mobile caused no problems.
Tests were recently carried out by at800, the joint venture between the UK's four network operators, in south east and west London. Its results found no interference with television signals and follow other tests that were almost entirely clear. The JV is now turning its attention to Brighton, with at800 saying its hilly terrain means it can measure the impact of varied terrain on television and 4G signals.
Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of at800, said: 'London is a big and important market for 4G services and also has millions of Freeview viewers. Clearly it was essential for the broadcasters and the mobile operators that we run trials in London before a rollout of 4G at 800 megahertz. Whilst it seems unlikely that there will be issues for the vast majority of television viewers in the capital, we will remain alert to any possible interference when rollout commences.'
Author: Graeme Neill