Next year the next generation of mobile communications will be rolled out, 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE) will offer connection speeds comparable with some landline based broadband services, so that all sounds great.
However, there is a downside to this evolution in mobile communications and it means for some people 4G will interfere with the existing digital TV signals. Naturally, help is at hand, apparently, it takes a simple filter to fix the problem in most cases. For those people who are still experiencing interference there is a budget of £10,000 available to fix the issue.
According to the Communications Minister Ed Vaizey, he said;
“Next generation mobile services are essential for economic growth. They will bring an estimated benefit of £2-3 billion to the UK economy. There will be some interference when 4G services are rolled-out but we will have the solutions in place to eliminate the disruption to television viewers.”
It is estimated that there could be around a million homes affected by this problem, but the government have put £180 million into fund that will be paid for by the winners of 4G spectrum auction that takes place in 2013.