Germany: LTE to interfere with Digital TV signals

As Europe switches from Analog to Digital TV, the EC is pushing to use the freed-up spectrum for wireless broadband services.

However, the introduction of LTE in this spectrum from 790 – 862 MHz will cause audio and video glitches to cable and DVB-T signals according to the Duetsche-TV Plattform.

The German TV experts are requesting that detailed compatibility tests be carried out until March 2010 to make sure there is a smooth introduction of mobile services without any interference to TV signals.

See press release here in German.

See press release here in English (translated using Google).

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