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Don’t get mixed signals with 4G!

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Landlords will be responsible for ensuring that their tenants TV reception is not subjected to interference from mobile telephone companies rolling out extended 4G coverage…

Landlords will be responsible for ensuring that their tenants TV reception is not subjected to interference from mobile telephone companies rolling out extended 4G coverage.

Freeview customers may experience disruption to their television because of 4G frequency (at 800MHz) which is beginning to be rolled out by the mobile providers (EE, Telefónica UK (O2), Three and Vodafone), interferes with freeview frequency.

at800 was created with the sole charge of protecting Freeview, and have extrapolated from tests that no more than 90,000 households with Freeview as their primary television service could be affected. A range of free services are being provided for those that may have their services interrupted.

at800 services include provisions such as helpful information to free filters which should resolve a majority of the issues expected.

Although at800 is providing free guidance, free filters where necessary, and providing notification to the majority of homes, landlords will be responsible for their tenants and should take note of areas most likely to be affected.

Free information for landlords who own properties with communal aerials can be found at the at800 website with information on how and why to register.

  • Please note that registration will require contact details of your aerial contractor with whom the landlord will then need to arrange to fit a filter.

at800 will be contacting people living in interference zones up to 12 weeks prior to, and no less than three weeks before the roll out with information that they may be affected and the steps to take to resolve the situation.

You can view the list of areas affected areas to see if your properties fall into potential ‘disruption zones’.

For more information, guides, and contact details please visit the at800 website.

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The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. With over 23,000 subscribing members, and an additional 16,000 registered guests who engage regularly with the association, we are the leading voice of private landlords. Combined, they manage almost half a million properties.

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