Oman TV has issued a €22 million contract to Rohde & Schwarz to deliver and install a turnkey DTT system for the sultanate.
The DVB-T2 network will be introduced in stages between January 2017 and September 2018. The existing analogue system will then be phased out, although no absolute switch-off date has been given.
The DVB-T2 system will involve 69 sites, and the contract requires completion within 28 months. It comprises the supply and installation of the complete DVB-T2 signal processing and transmitter infrastructure, consisting of headend; transmitters from 50W to 5kW for 56 sites; transposer systems for 13 sites (all units in 1+1 standby configuration); programme feed and monitoring equipment including transport stream analysers, satellite receivers and multiviewers for 56 sites; network management systems for 21 sites; and diverse test and measurement instruments.