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GatesAir and Pinnacle Communications plan for second phase

GatesAir and Pinnacle Communications plan for second phase

GatesAir and Pinnacle Communications plan for second phase


GatesAir and Pinnacle Communications have completed their plan for the second phase of a multi-digital TV transition. This phase will try to extend the DVB-T2 coverage to 95% of the population in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Nigeria.

The DVB-T2 system delivers up to six local channels which includes news, information and entertainment to FCT residents, with GatesAir high-efficiency ULXTE liquid-cooled transmitters powering over-the-air DVT content delivery.

Pinnacle Communications is also planning to expand the service even further, which involves the use of low-power transmitters and gap filters to fill out the terrestrial black spots in the FCT region and Kaduna state.

‘We have invested exclusively in GatesAir TV, AM and FM transmitters since 1998 because of their high quality and unmatched resilience and will continue to do so because their range of high-efficiency transmission solutions will address low-power requirements,’ said Lucky Omoluwa, chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Communications. ‘GatesAir also continues to impress with accelerated deliveries for our most important projects. We have deployed GatesAir transmitters for several locations with emergency turnarounds, and those plug-and-play installations remain reliably operational today.’

‘The Nigerian digital switchover will be the largest initiative of its kind in Africa, not to mention Europe, when it reaches its conclusion,’ said Bruce Swail, CEO of GatesAir. ‘Upon completion, the immense scale of this system will serve as an impressive blueprint for any broadcaster strategising a complex, national DTV transition. We are proud to be associated with a such a challenging and rewarding project taking shape in the heart of Africa, with the entirety of the system built and developed by Nigerians.’

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