Antminer Interferes With LTE Network
The FCC noted in an document published on February 15 that on November 30, a complaint by T-Mobile has been received about potential interference with its mobile network. An investigation by FCC discovered that a bitcoin miner, Bitmain's Antminer s5 Bitcoin Miner to be specific, interfered with the LTE network of T-Mobile.
"On November 30, 2017, in response to the complaint agents from the Enforcement Bureau's New York Office confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio emissions in the 700 MHz band were emanating from your residence in Brooklyn, New York. When the interfering device was turned off the interference ceased. You identified the device as an Antminer s5 Bitcoin Miner. The device was generating spurious emissions on frequencies assigned to T-Mobile's broadband network and causing harmful interference," read the FCC's statement.