The Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA) has selected German technology company Rohde & Schwarz for a multi-million Dollar contract to support their DVB-T2 network.
After extensive evaluation of DVB-T2 transmitter systems from leading vendors, ENMA has opted for the R&S THU9evo transmitters from Rohde & Schwarz (pictured).
To be installed at nine sites across the country to provide DVB-T2 coverage, the contract comes with strict timescales. All equipment has to be installed and commissioned by mid-June 2019, so that DVB-T2 SD and HD broadcasts can commence before the start of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament, scheduled to take place from June 21 to July 19.
Throughout the contract negotiations and the project, Rohde & Schwarz is working closely with its local partner, Egypt-based Integrated Communication Systems (ICS).
The R&S THU9evo UHF high-power transmitter family is designed to minimise operating costs for terrestrial broadcasters whilst maintaining performance and reliability and offers overall efficiency values of up to 40% for COFDM and 43% for ATSC, according to Rohde & Schwarz.
In addition to the transmitters, the project involves the supply of UHF DVB-T2 antenna systems from Kathrein, RF feeders from RFS, combiner systems from Spinner and various auxiliary systems.