Televes UK has announced it is one of the companies who will supply high quality RF filters to at800 to help mitigate potential interference to terrestrial digital TV reception from 4G mobile phone services that will soon launch at 800 MHz.
at800 is the consumer brand of Digital Mobile Services Limited, the organisation responsible for ensuring UK viewers continue to receive free-to-air television when 4G mobile services at 800 MHz are launched later this year.
Ofcom has estimated that up to 10% of UK households may require help to ensure their TV signal remains clear when 4G services launch in their area. Viewers most at risk of seeing problems with their Freeview service will be sent an at800 filter, free of charge, to fit to their TV system before a problem occurs.
“For our subsidiary, the award of the DMSL contract represents a very important milestone, as it introduces and positions us in the business of fourth generation mobile telephone operators and it identifies us as relevant agents in the evolution of DTT as well as in the transition to 4G in the UK”, said Guillermo Fernández, Managing Director of Televes UK.