Operators to test 4G impact on Freeview TV in London

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Joint venture, at800, set up by UK operators to ensure 4G services do not disrupt others, is to conduct a test in London

Operator joint venture at800 is to test the impact of 4G services on Freeview television in London.

The company is asking viewers in south east London to report problems with television reception from April 15, to ensure viewers continue to receive Freeview when 4G mobile services at 800MHz are launched later this year.

The test covers approximately 170,000 households and businesses in parts of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.

It follows a test in the West Midlands, which found 4G caused fewer problems than forecast on Freeview signal.

at800 chief executive Simon Beresford-Wylie said: “These larger tests are essential to help improve our forecast model and the way we’ll tackle potential issues caused by 4G at 800MHz.”

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