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UK Government To Improve 4G TV Interference With £180 Million Solution

The UK government has reassured the public that it will be setting up an £180 million fund in order to resolve any issues that could come about from TV interference caused by 4G network services.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) acknowledged that a number of households in the country may have fallen victim to the potential interference caused in their digital terrestrial TVs "when part of the spectrum being auctioned is used for 4G services".

Broadcasters throughout the nation have already raised their concerns, saying that the signals transmitted from the fixed base station towers are likely to result in a ‘downlink interference' or ‘uplink interference' when it comes to the signals transmitted by mobile handsets.

"Next generation mobile services are essential for economic growth. They will bring an estimated benefit of £2-3 billion to the UK economy," confirmed communications minister Ed Vaizey, as reported by Broadband TV News. "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."

Households that are unable to install a filter or move to another platform will be given £10,000 each in order to find a viable solution.

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