What are the solutions to 4G interference?
From Summer 2013, 4G, that enables super-fast mobile internet, is arriving in the UK at a new frequency: 800 MHz. While 4G benefits the UK by giving us access to next generation mobile internet services, there is a chance that 4G at 800 MHz may also disrupt a very small minority of people’s existing Freeview service. Satellite and cable TV services are not expected to be affected.
Because this is no fault of the viewer, at800 will provide free support on how to fix this disruption.
at800 is a trademark of Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL). They are funded by and represent the UK mobile operators who will be launching 4G mobile services at 800 MHz, EE, Telefónica UK (O2), Three and Vodafone.
Each operator contributed to £180m in funding – separately from the money they paid to win 800 MHz spectrum licences – to provide corrective support for households whose Freeview services could be affected by the deployment of 4G at 800 MHz, and that use Freeview as their primary TV service.
at800 are also responsible for forecasting which households are likely to be affected as 4G networks are rolled out over the next three years and keeping you updated before the interference happens.