Advanced Television

Alcatel-Lucent, Solaris and towerCast team for DVB-SH

November 27, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent, Solaris Mobile and towerCast have announced the first satellite broadcast infrastructure to demonstrate the potential services of mobile TV, digital radio and data using digital video broadcasting satellite service to handhelds (DVB-SH) standard to be deployed in Paris and surrounding suburbs. This technology will help lower service provider CAPEX expenses to provide mobile TV services and give end-users wider service coverage with less gaps.

With the efficiency of DVB-SH in S-band, this four month trial offering a hybrid satellite/terrestrial system will benefit from the use of a satellite to attain coverage even for rural areas. In places where satellite reception is not possible, especially in indoor reception, service availability is secured by using terrestrial repeaters.

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