Oman TV Awards Deal to Rohde & Schwarz for DVB-T2 Network Upgrade in Oman

23 July 2016
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Oman TV Awards Deal to Rohde & Schwarz for DVB-T2 Network Upgrade in Oman Image Credit: Rohde & Schwarz

Oman TV, the national television broadcaster in the Sultanate of Oman has awarded a 22 million Euros deal to Rohde & Schwarz to help the Operator switch over to digital TV.  Rohde & Schwarz will be delivering and installing a turnkey countrywide DVB-T2 network, one of the biggest in the Middle East.

In late 2014, Oman TV, the public authority for radio and TV in the Sultanate of Oman released a tender for a nationwide DVB-T2 digital TV network with 69 sites to be set up on a turnkey basis. Rohde & Schwarz and several other leading vendors participated in the tender. After evaluation, the German company was selected as the prime contractor for the project. By winning the bid, Rohde & Schwarz said that it is continuing its TV success story in the Middle East. Qatar, Bahrein, Sharjah and Jordan are already running or building DVB-T2 networks from the market leader in terrestrial TV transmission systems.

The project comprises the supply and installation of the complete DVB-T2 signal processing and transmitter infrastructure including headendtransmitters from 50 W to 5 kW for 56 sites; transposer systems for 13 sites (all units in 1+1 standby configuration); program feed and monitoring equipment including transport stream analyzers, satellite receivers and multiviewers for 56 sites; network management systems for 21 sites; and diverse test and measurement instruments.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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