Millions to lose their TV signal thanks to 4G: Riots predicted
Millions of households could lose their TV signal thanks to interference from the 4G switch-on. Without our tellies, we'll have to talk to each other... and that way, trouble lies. In the time before TV, two World Wars broke out.
As such, postcards will be sent out across Britain later this week, warning us all that our next-gen mobile phone services could bugger all of our lives us. This is the result of O2, 3 Mobile and Vodafone all upping their tests before 4G gets released in the wild.
The problem is that 4G is on the 800mhz frequency, which lives next door to the Freeview 700mhz band. The reason there's be little problem with the EE 4G is that they use the 1800mhz frequency.
Ofcom suspect that this will affect up to two million homes.
Ironically enough, with faster speeds on our phones, once these tests have been completed, we'll all probably spend less time watching television, so it is double bad news for broadcasters.