Comutel announces start of DVB-T2 in Serbia

COMUTEL has announced that ETV, a national broadcasting agency in Serbia, started broadcasting its services on March 21st using DVB-T2 technology, first in the region.

DVB-T2 is the second generation of digital terrestrial television and will open new opportunities in high definition and standard definition TV via antenna. It is the most advanced digital terrestrial system (DTT) and is 50% more efficient than any other DTT system in the world. DVB-T2 also supports single frequency network (SFN) operation, where neighboring transmitters can use the same channels, thus covering the planned areas with a network of low-powered, synchronized SFN transmitters.

The engineering team of the Comutel, a Serbian company – part of the Telelink group, introduced the first DVB-T2 digital signal in Serbia and the region as well. The result is a reliable HD and SD coverage, achieved in less than eight months from the planning stage to implementation of the service.

“This network is big step forward for us and represents a masterpiece of engineering that will enable reliable and high quality digital signal distribution to more than 40% of population in Serbia in this initial phase, which so far was able to receive only analog TV signals, sometimes with interference and low quality”, said Vladimir Homan, general manager of ETV, national broadcasting agency in Serbia, which will operate DVB-T2 network.

“It is once in a lifetime opportunity for a company to take over national DVB-T2 headenddesign and commissioning, and we are very happy that our customer, ETV, is satisfied with work that we performed in this project”, said Miodrag Radulovic, general manager of Comutel.

Successful implementation of these cutting edge technologies confirms once again Comutel as a region leader in deploying video services and shows high level of expertise of a Comutel’s engineering team.

Source: Comutel 

18 April, 2012