Link Microtek Ltd has secured a significant order to protect TV channels on Freeview from interference when next-generation mobile phone networks are rolled out across the UK later this year. The order covers several types of mitigation filter, which will be used to prevent the new 4G LTE signal at 800MHz from affecting digital terrestrial TV reception.
Link Microtek expects to deliver the first wave of filters in early April to Digital Mobile Spectrum Ltd (DMSL), a company jointly owned by the 4G 800MHz licensees: EE, Telefónica UK (O2), Three and Vodafone.
Sales Director Stuart Hendry said: “The order is a major boost to our business and underlines our position as a premier supplier of RF/microwave components, systems and instrumentation. As well as providing simple filters that individual consumers can easily attach to the back of their TV, we are also supplying larger filter units for professional installation into premises with a shared aerial.”
With other European countries also likely to be affected by this interference issue, Link Microtek is looking at further significant business opportunities for its high-performance filters in due course.