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4G & Television

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4G & Television

It is being suggested that 4G will cause interference with television reception.
Clearly we need 4G for the new fourth generation mobile phone band and fast mobile broadband for laptops & smartphones but this should not be at the expense of interference on television networks or perhaps the solution was to remain with the analogue signal rather than switch the country to digital ?
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Re: 4G & Television

So the frequencies to be use for 4G use to used for analogue TV why did these not interfere with digital TV?
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Re: 4G & Television

Quote from: gleneagles
Clearly we need 4G for the new fourth generation mobile phone band and fast mobile broadband for laptops & smartphones

but NOT the Apple iPad !  -  iPad '4G' claims face scrutiny from UK regulator  Roll eyes
[quote=BBC News]Apple's UK site still offers consumers the chance to buy a "wi-fi + 4G" version of the iPad.
The "4G LTE" is supported only on certain networks in the United States and Canada.
The frequencies to be employed for the new networks in Britain - and the rest of Europe - are different from those used in the US and Canada.
That means that the "4G" iPad, in its current configuration, can never connect to 4G networks in Europe.
Apple is also in dispute with Australian regulators over the advertising of the iPad there.
The country's Competition and Consumer Commission accused the firm of misleading consumers by telling them that the product could connect to a 4G network in Australia when that was not the case.
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Re: 4G & Television

Was reading something about this in the Daily Mail, this morning........
http://m.dailymail.co.uk/mobile/news/article.html?articleID=2138183
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Re: 4G & Television

Here is the ofcom page on it
with pdf links to the consulations and technical analysis of the problems, experience in other countries and modeling of the likely effects in the UK
Warning - exceptionally complex technical content!
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/second-coexistence-consultation/