Finnish cable operator DNA Welho has commenced field tests on the second generation transmission system DVB-C2.
Although DVB-C2 makes significant capacity savings on the current DVB-C deployments, no decisions have been taken as to whether DNA will go ahead with a full scale rollout.
“We have not yet decided to deploy DVB-C2 alongside DVB-C. At this stage, we want to ensure the performance of the technology in different network conditions. If we decide to deploy DVB-C2, the solution will be particularly suitable for capacity intensive services, such as various HD channels and VOD services,” says Kari Ruopsa, Head of television networks at DNA.
The tests are being made in co-operation with technology company Teleste.
“Digital cable networks will remain the most cost-effective technology in the future, as well, in transmitting video signal and Internet data to homes. A good example of this is the development of the DVB-C standard towards the future DVB-C2 version,” added Hanno Narjus, director of video and broadband solutions, Teleste.
DNA Welho has the biggest channel offering in Finland and the largest number of HD channels both in cable and terrestrial networks. It offers over 160 TV channels in cable, including over 30 HD channels.