The government has announced the appointment of a chairman to MitCo, the organisation set up to tackle digital TV interference issues that will be caused by the deployment of 4G networks.
Andrew Pinder, who currently heads up phone regulator PhonePayPlus, will manage the organisation until 31 March 2013, when its operation will be handed to mobile operators.
The creation of MitCo is required as spectrum in the 800MHz spectrum range is likely to interfere with some digital television services in the 700MHz range, meaning thousands of homes will lose TV signal service unless specialist aerials or filters are fitted, costing between £10 and £150.
In total these requirements are likely to cost £180m, with the money taken from the funds raised when the spectrum bands in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz ranges are auctioned off.
MitCo will manage the distribution of these funds to cover consumers' costs.
The announcement comes after Ofcom gave the green light to Everything Everywhere to deploy 4G services on its existing 2G spectrum holdings in the 1800MHz spectrum band.
This deal also saw the firm sell on a portion of its holdings to Three, which will then also be able to offer 4G services, subject to the deal being approved by regulators.
These moves were met with derision by Vodafone and O2, which believe Ofcom has created an unfair market that gives its rivals a headstart in the sales of 4G services to consumers.
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