Some of you might remember that 4G comes
packaged with a few problems, mainly for those who enjoy
DTT (digital terrestrial television), seeing as
the signals between the two might cause interference and
disruptions to the services.
What to do, what to do, Ofcom and the UK
Government pondered until Ed Vaizey MP revealed
the latest scheme to distribute "vouchers" to 900,000 UK
homes which are likely to be affected (i.e. those who use
These "vouchers" will entitle families to get a
specialised filter for free, which will serve as a splitter and
segregate the signals so that they wouldn't overlap and cause
disruptions to the TV services.
If the filter isn't enough, an engineer will visit the premise
and do all the necessary changes (check aerials for those with
Failing that, the scheme will also support so-called platform
changes (i.e. from DTT to cable TV or the newly trending IPTV).
Ed Vaizey MP, Communications Minister, was
reported as saying:
"The Government is keen to mitigate the effects of
interference, so that no television viewer loses access to
The money for the scheme will come from Ofcom's upcoming
4G spectrum auction.