DVB-H update for Nigeria
Mobile TV services using DVB-H are well underway in Nigeria. The rollout is already complete in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Ibadan. The next phase will expand the coverage to Onitsha, Asaba, Aba Benin City, Enugu and Kaduna.with a further phase planned to cover Kano, Jos and Katsina.
The current service was launched by MTN in September 2007 and will be free-to-air until March 2011. It provides 12 channels, which include NTA, CNN and African Magic.
Phones from three manufacturers are currently being used to receive the network, these are the Samsung P910, Nokia N96 and ZTE P912.
The transmission parameters being used are QPSK modulation, FEC 2/3, GI ¼ and MPE-FEC 7/8 all in an 8MHz bandwidth. The data payload is 4.95 Mbps.
Source: DStv Mobile: MultiChoice South Africa
Item added: 12th October 2009