DVB-T far superior to ISDB, DVB-T2 beats them both
The South African Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA) has released data supporting the adoption of DVB-T and DVB-T2, over the Brazilian variant of the Japanese ISDB-T system.
This recommendation is based upon the performance data of the various DTT systems as published by the International Telecommunications Union. The comparison concludes that DVB-T is slightly better than ISDB-T and that DVB-T2 outperforms both “by leaps and bounds”. In a presentation to the University of the Witwatersrand, SADIBA’s Gerhard Petrick said that DVB-T2 yielded 67% more payload at equivalent coverage and network cost.
A South African DVB-T2 trial started recently and is currently transmitting 18 channels over Johannesburg. Channels include SABC1, 2 and 3, ETV, MNet and interactive services. The industry support for DVB-T2 is growing by the day and looks the most logical DTT solution for South Africa.
Source: Broadband TV News and SADIBA review
Item added: 8th November 2010