THE ARRIVAL OF 4G

WHAT IS 4G –

  • 4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology which follows on from 2G and 3G.
  • 2G technology was suitable for making calls and sending text messages while 3G makes it possible to access the internet more effectively through your mobile phone.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM 4G

  • 4G services should make it much quicker to surf the web on your mobile, tablets and laptops – speeds will be nearer to what you currently experience with home broadband.
  • Because of this 4G is ideally suited for services which demand more capacity like video streaming, mapping and social networking sites.
  • For the typical user, download speeds of initial 4G networks could be around 5-7 times those for existing 3G networks. because

WILL I BE AFFECTED

  • Ofcom estimates that the TV viewing in up to 2.3 million British households may be affected by 4G, which may cause interference with your TV.
  • It is only expected to affect those who watch TV on Freeview.

The Government is expected to offer one free filter per household, but additional filters will need to be purchased for secondary TV.s

  • Most householders will be able to resolve the problem by fitting their free filter, however those who have aerial amplifiers or a distribution system that feeds lots of TVs in their house or building, will probably require professional help from an engineer.
  • In some cases the government have provided vouchers of up to £50 + VAT for the installation
  • In a very small number of cases where the filters do not improve your TV service, assistance may be given to switch to Freesat or cable TV

WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN

  • Interference will happen at various times, depending when the mobile operators roll out 4 G in your area
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