4G Transmission Towers May Cause TV Interference

As if the digital television changeover isn’t confusing enough for some people, there is further news this week that almost a million homes in the UK will need to have filters installed to prevent TV interference from 4G mobile signals.

TV interference

The estimated cost of this is £108m, and a smaller number of homes (around 10,000) will need to switch to cable or satellite services to avoid degradation in picture quality. The costs for that will be met by the winner of a spectrum auction to be held later this year.

Homes within a certain radius of 4G transmitter towers will automatically be issued with a filter that fits to a digital TV box and blocks out unwanted noise from the 4G signal.

There is more on this story of 4G TV interference on the BBC.


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