at800 is conducting further testing of 4G at 800 MHz in the northern town of York. Around 10,000 addresses in an area west of York city centre will receive a postcard later this week explaining that 4G at 800 MHz could cause problems with their Freeview service.
The York test will allow at800 to further examine its approach to predicting where interference may occur. These predictions are based on several factors including the strength of television signals and the frequency separation between 4G at 800 MHz and local digital terrestrial television services. The test will also help at800 refine the approach it takes for viewers who may need additional support, such as the elderly and those with a disability.
Simon Beresford-Wylie, chief executive of at800, said, “The testing in York will help us further refine our approach, alongside the tests we’ve conducted and which continue in Brighton.”