Report: LTE can interfere with cable TV

The moon has to be in the seventh house and Jupiter must align with Mars (or something like that) but fourth generation LTE mobile technology can indeed interfere with cable television, a study by Britain's Office of Communications (Ofcom) said.

The issue revolves around the frequencies that used to be reserved for analog TV broadcasts but will soon fill with 4G signals. Cable uses the same frequencies in the U.K. and if the LTE signal is strong enough it can sneak into the wire and generate interference.

Tamping down the alarmist mode somewhat, tests showed that the problem only exists when the 4G signal is transmitted by a handset a meter from the cable TV set-up at close to maximum power and exactly on the same frequency.

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