Important changes to Freeview TV signals
Changes are being made to the way some channels are broadcast on Freeview. You may need to retune your TV equipment to continue watching programmes when these take place in your area. This essential technical work is part of a UK-wide programme being carried out region by region to accommodate 5G mobile phone signals. Some people may require a new aerial to receive all of the available TV channels after the changes
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Ofcom has worked with other European spectrum regulators to identify three key bands that will enable 5G in Europe: 700 MHz, which is currently used to broadcast UK TV signals picked up by TV aerials. 3.4-3.8 GHz, and 24.25-27.5 GHz. However, the UK regulator is committed to exploring and utilising other bands for the initial UK 5G rollout in 2020.
UK regulator Ofcom is already planning an auction for some time in 2017, to sell off spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands formerly used by the Ministry of Defence. The 150 MHz of spectrum that has been made available amounts to more than half of all the spectrum auctioned off for 4G use