DVB-C2 implementation pushes ahead
Date: Wed, 09/30/2009 - 15:23
At the last IFA trade show, ANGA and the ReDe∫ign Project, in conjunction with the DVB Project, jointly hosted a seminar for implementers and users of the new cable transmission technology DVB-C2. The event brought together cable operators, IC and equipment manufacturers from various countries discussing aspects on implementation and roll-out of the new technology
DVB-C2 was recently developed by the DVB Project as the successor to the DVB-C standard which has been successfully implemented on a world-wide scale. The new technology utilizes state-of-the-art modulation and coding techniques and allows extremely efficient and flexible use of the transmission capacity in cable networks.
The full-day seminar, which was very well attended by cable operators and equipment manufacturers, provided a great opportunity for implementers and users to gather comprehensive knowledge about the new technology. Major contributors to the DVB development process explained the individual DVB-C2 techniques in great detail. Representatives of the EU-funded research project ReDe∫ign complemented the DVB presentations with their latest results on operational benefits generated by the introduction of the new technology in cable networks. ANGA will funnel the information provided at the seminar through their communication channels (e.g. ANGA Cable 2010, 4-6 May at Cologne) to a wider audience.
Serge Foucher, Executive Vice President Sony Europe, said: “Being a key contributor to the development of the DVB-C2 standard, we hope that the introduction of this technology to the cable networks will deliver a significant increase in capacity, which will be required for the distribution of HD programs. Furthermore, this new cable transmission technology will be well aligned with existing 2nd generation standards such as DVB-T2 and DVB-S2.”
Thomas Braun, President of ANGA, added: “The German cable operators are pleased to see the good progress of the implementation of the leading edge technology DVB-C2. Operators need to leverage the cable resources more efficiently in the future. An early availability of DVB-C2 equipment will be instrumental in rolling out new services.”