Residents and businesses in the Cradley Heath and Rowley Regis area have been asked for their help in important tests to assess the extent to which Freeview services might be disrupted when new 4G services at 800 MHz launch across the UK later this year.
With the support of mobile operators and broadcasters, at800 is running the pilot from Monday 18th March for up to two weeks. Households and other addresses that might be affected have been contacted by post.
4G enables mobile devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablet PCs to access the Internet at super-fast speeds; and will bring innovations in business, entertainment, education and public services.
If you live in the Cradley Heath and Rowley Regis area and notice interference to your Freeview service between 18th March and 1st April 2013, please contact at800 by calling 0333 31 31 800. You will be asked for your postcode, the type of interference and the time it occurred. This will also allow at800 to restore your service as soon as possible.
at800 has advised that if you’ve not been contacted through the post, or you watch cable or satellite TV, any interference to your Freeview service is unlikely to be due to the 4G test.
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