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UKs Biggest Mobile Operators Form JV to Speed up 4G Rollout

While EE is expected to push live its 4G networks in ten cities on October 30, the UK’s four biggest mobile operators have quietly worked with the UK government and communications regulator Ofcom to speed up the deployment of 4G services, forming a joint venture to reduce TV interference caused by LTE networks.In an announcement today, Ofcom said that it has made further progress in speeding up the deployment of 4G services in the UK, specifically affecting the 800 MHz frequency band that remains unused after consumers made the switch to digital TV.EE, Telefónica O2, Three and Vodafone have all committed to forming a joint venture — originally called MitCo but now known as Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited — which will be responsible for ensuring consumers can continue to receive FreeView TV signals without experiencing interference from 4G networks when the 800MHz band goes live in “Spring of next year.”

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