Radio Design Helps Prevent Blank TVs

Radio Design Ltd is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract to supply high quality RF filters to at800 to help mitigate potential interference to terrestrial digital TV reception from soon-to-be-launched 4G mobile phone services operating at 800 MHz.

Based in Shipley, Radio Design continues to be a shining success story for Yorkshire. Launched 5 years ago, and capitalising on local expertise, the company specialises in supplying RF solutions to the international telecommunications industry.

New 4G services at 800 MHz might cause problems to terrestrial digital TV such as loss of sound, blocky images or loss of TV channels.  Ofcom estimates that up to 10% of UK households may require help to ensure their TV signal remains clear when 4G services launch in their area.  In the majority of cases, an RF filter will stop potential interference and enable viewers to carry on receiving and watching terrestrial digital TV as normal.   4G mobile services are expected to launch later this year following the recent ‘Digital Dividend’ auction.

Eric Hawthorn, Managing Director of Radio Design said, “This is a great opportunity to show that high technology manufacturing can be successful in the UK. We are very pleased to be able to support at800.”

The program for provision and distribution of the interference filters has been implemented extremely quickly to ensure the filters are available before any interference issues arise.

About Radio Design:

Headquartered in Shipley, West Yorkshire, and with international presence in China, Finland and India, Radio Design is an award-winning market leader in the provision of wireless infrastructure sharing solutions and RF filter design.

Media contact: Eric Hawthorn, Managing Director, tel: 07785 737277,

About at800

at800 is the consumer brand of Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL), the organisation responsible for ensuring people continue to receive free-to-air television broadcasts when 4G mobile services operating at 800MHz are launched. It is funded by the UK mobile operators with 800MHz spectrum allocations to provide 4G services – EE, Telefónica UK (O2), Three and Vodafone.

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