At800, an organisation that is funded by the UK mobile operators with licences to provide 4G mobile services, has estimated that 90,000 households will experience disruption from the new spectrum launch.

The issue, caused by the rollout of 4G at 800 MHz, is likely to affect homes with Freeview as their main TV service.

Last year, chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee John Whittingdale said as many as 2.3 million homes could be affected.