New DVB Carrier ID Specification Approved
Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), caused by operational errors at the uplink, has a major impact in the Quality of Service for satellite operators and their customers. However, these days may be numbered now that the DVB Steering Board has approved the new specification for Carrier ID. The specification was ratified at the 73rd Meeting of the DVB Steering Board and will now be submitted to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for formal standardization.
Carrier ID will enable operators and users to quickly identify interfering carriers and respond to RFI, to reduce the duration of each event, improve Quality of Service and reduce operating costs. Also in the longer term, the new specification will lower the number of RFI events and release bandwidth being used to overcome current and ongoing RFI events. The DVB standard for Carrier ID will enable the industry to produce interoperable equipment and will ensure an ongoing development and improvement of Carrier ID technology in a standardized manner.