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Offline Jay9

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Ofcom swipes TV airwaves to boost mobile broadband
« on: 20 November 2014, 16:55:18 »
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Millions of people will have to retune their TV sets and more than 100,000 will need a new aerial, following a decision to sell off part of the airwaves to mobile phone networks.

With people ever-more wedded to their smartphones, telecoms regulator Ofcom has decided to take some frequencies currently used for digital television and reallocate them to mobile broadband services.

With the demand for mobile data forecast to increase by 45 times by 2030, it says that handing the 700MHz spectrum over for fast 4G services should stop networks grinding to a halt and make mobile data services faster and cheaper.


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Re: Ofcom swipes TV airwaves to boost mobile broadband
« Reply #1 on: 20 November 2014, 19:00:21 »
I wonder who is going to compensate those of us that might need a new aerial ? 
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Re: Ofcom swipes TV airwaves to boost mobile broadband
« Reply #2 on: 23 November 2014, 09:01:27 »
We had to retune our freeview tv this week and as a result have lost film 4 +1 which we watch a lot. It's the tv in our bedroom and is only used first thing in the morning for news and films late evening, so we are loathe to change it >:(

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