UK is finally completely Digital
Laurence Howe / 5 years ago
The UK’s digital switchover is now complete, according to Ofcom.
Northern Ireland was the last area to make the switch from analogue to digital television and when its analogue broadcast signal was turned off today, it ended over 70 years of digital-less broadcasting and eight years of switch-over action.
Everyone in the UK should now have access to digital terrestrial television like Freeview or Freesat.
The spectrum freed-up by the switchover is to be put to good use delivering 4G mobile networks.
Ofcom is all set to auction this spare spectrum off at the end of 2012, in acontroversial auction that has Vodafone, O2, Three and EE in a bit of a tizz and should already have taken place earlier this year.