Assurance that 4G network will not block Freeview signal

HOUSEHOLDS have been reassured by the regulator that the rollout of the 4G spectrum will not affect Freeview TV signals.

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HOUSEHOLDS have been reassured by the regulator that the rollout of the 4G spectrum will not affect Freeview TV signals.

Fears have been expressed in the UK that widespread adoption of the spectrum would lead to significant interference for up to 2.3m. households because the spectrum used by 4G is close to that of Freeview.

Interference is expected in houses within 1.25 miles of 4G transmitters.

4G is not expected to be adopted locally in the near future after a consultation on the service was withdrawn last May.

Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities chief executive Andrew Riseley said Guernsey would be able to learn from any issues from the UK, which is introducing the technology first.

Comments for: "Assurance that 4G network will not block Freeview signal"

Alex Cross

So a few houses have to use FreeSat over FreeView, big deal.

Guernsey needs to man up when it comes to our telephone network as a whole, mobile tariffs are crazy, and internet line rental is stupid overpriced, especially considering that unless you're paying for dedicated leased lines the internet outside town is appalling!!

Regulator... Pft!!

Nathan

They can't get 3G to work properly let alone 4G. 2013. Year of the guernsey shambles

soph

Hey! We live in a big island at last!

So hehe where are the transmitters gonna be placed within 1.25 miles of homes?

1. Breqhou

2. Brehon Tower

3. Stop using moving wallpaper (TV)

4. That a money saving idea! Cancel licence if not able to watch TV