So What is 4G I hear you ask...
Well, 4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone mobile communications standards. It is a successor of the third generation (3G) standards. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband Internet access, for example to laptops with USB wireless modems, to smartphones, and to other mobile devices. Conceivable applications include amended mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming services, high-definition mobile TV, video conferencing, 3D television and Cloud Computing. 4G is going to be using the same bandwidth as some of the Freeview TV Channels, hence the move for Freeview to different Bandwith and the subsequent need to retune your set top box or TV.
If you find that you are going to be effected or when the work begins and you lose you picture, call your local TV Aerial Installer (that means us here at Julian Voigt Aerial & Satellite) to retune your set top box or TV.
Note: Freeview TV services are available to nearly all UK homes though coverage is subject to variation.
- Do I need to retune?
Only viewers receiving their TV signal from the transmitters listed will need to retune. TV services at some other local transmitters may be subject to temporary disruption but should be restored by late afternoon.
Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and north Staffordshire Are the areas in the Granada region that will be effected
Area Transmitter group Transmitters affected: Winter Hill Austwick, Bacup, Birch Vale, Blackburn, Broadbottom, Dalton, Darwen, Dog Hill, Haughton Green, Mottram In Longdendale, Prestbury, Saddleworth, Skelmersdale, Stavely In Cartmel, Whaley Bridge, Whalley, Winter Hill, Woodnook
Work to commence on 10 April 2013. Completion date is yet to be confirmed.
During 2013, mobile phone operators are launching fourth-generation (4G) networks to provide customers with high speed wireless broadband. Where these services are broadcast on certain airwaves (the 800MHz band), they may interfere with Freeview reception.* A new company, at800 , has been set up by the mobile operators to provide filters and other assistance to households where TV reception is affected.
From March 2013, at800 will be testing the impact of 4G signals in certain areas prior to launch of these networks. For further details visit at800.tv or call them on 0333 31 31 800.
*Existing 4G services from EE do not affect Freeview services as these operate in a different band.