BBC says MNOs must pay for Freeview filters

A BBC director has called on mobile network operators to pay for the costs of filters to stop 4G mobile services interfering with Freeview.

John Tate, Director of Policy and Strategy for the BBC, told The Independent that operators should be forced to pay the costs of signal filter equipment under the ‘polluter pays’ principle, especially as the launch of 4G services will be highly lucrative for the mobile industry.

Freeview managing director Ilse Howling said that government plans to force households to pay for the filters was ‘wrong and really unfair’.

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