Much of the digital TV service inhabits the 700MHz frequency, but between 750,000 and 2m households within 2km of a mobile mast will also pick up 800MHz, the part of the spectrum freed up for additional 4G phone services going live after Everything Everywhere (EE) launches next week.
Ofcom has set aside £180m to deal with the problem, which may cause interference with TV viewing, and a filter attached to TV sets is being touted as the best solution.
Data hungry 4G
Last night, the BBC’s Watchdog said that the £36 package for 500MB of 4G data will only give users 3m 20s of download data at the new peak speeds.
EE told the programme that the cheapest package is not for ‘heavy users’ who want to watch full TV episodes or download films on their smartphone.
But not to worry – if you go over your download limit, EE will happily prompt you to buy an additional bundle, starting at £3 a go. Should probably have just plumped for more data..?
See what David Murphy made of the pricing here.