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Assurance that 4G network will not block Freeview signal

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

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4G is not expected to be adopted locally in the near future after a consultation on the service was withdrawn last May.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

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