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Egypt expands DVB-T2 coverage with Rohde & Schwarz

Egypt expands DVB-T2 coverage with Rohde & Schwarz

Egypt expands DVB-T2 coverage with Rohde & Schwarz

Egypt:

Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA) has selected THU9evo transmitters from Rohde & Schwarz as part of a multi-million dollar contract to their DVB-T2 network. The R&S solutions will be installed under strict timescales at nine sites across the country to provide DVB-T2 coverage, with all equipment needing to be installed and commissioned by mid-June 2019 so that DVB-T2 SD and HD broadcasts are on air before the start of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament. Throughout the contract negotiations and project, Rohde & Schwarz worked closely with its local partner, Integrated Communication Systems.

‘ENMA is planning to cover Egypt with DVB-T2 transmission and the current project will cover part of our plan,’ commented Mervat Hassan, chairman of broadcast engineering sector at ENMA. ‘This project is very important for us and we are looking forward to cooperating with Rohde & Schwarz to execute this project on the timeline as scheduled. ENMA is looking forward to Rohde & Schwarz's support in the next two phases as well.’

An important consideration for ENMA was the measures that Rohde & Schwarz can employ to assure the quality of service that the broadcaster can provide to its audience. To this end, each transmitter site will employ R&S Prismon base multiviewers, which are configured to monitor and analyse eight SD and one HD television channels. Also, the system will include five R&S ETL TV analysers as a universal reference receiver which will be configured for DVB-T2 measurement together with power sensors.

In addition to transmitters, the project includes the supply of UHF DVB-T2 antenna systems from Kathrein, RF feeders from RFS, combiner systems from Spinner and various auxiliary systems.

‘This is an ambitious project and will position ENMA as a leading broadcast service provider in the North Africa region,’ commented Rommer Balanon, bid manager at Rohde & Schwarz Middle East and Africa. ‘We are delighted that ENMA has selected Rohde & Schwarz as their technology partner and we look forward to a busy period ahead.’



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