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Rohde & Schwarz And
Digita Upgrade Finnish
DVB-T2 Network
R

ohde & Schwarz has
successfully completed
a DVB-T2 (HD) terrestrial TV
transmitter network upgrade
that spans Finland.
Working with Helsinkibased Digita, owner and
operator
of
Finland's
terrestrial
network
for
nationwide TV and radio
transmission services, Rohde &
Schwarz has supplied more than
80 UHF HD transmitters across the
country. The network of transmitters
was installed and commissioned by
Digita's professional services team.
The first phase became operational
January 1 this year, enabling Digita to
expand their Pay-TV UHF terrestrial
networks up to 90% coverage. In
addition, Digita reports significant
enhancements in power efficiency and
redundancy concepts throughout the
new HD TV network.

Digita installation of an R&S air-cooled
transmitter in Vaasa

Timescales
have
been
short
throughout this project: there was just
two months between Digita placing
the order and delivery of the first
transmitters. Network installation
took six months to complete even
though several logistical challenges
were presented to Digita's engineers,
mainly associated with the country's
rugged landscape. Rohde & Schwarz
has supplied a network comprising
R&S THU9evo liquid-cooled UHF
transmitters, R&S TMU9evo air-cooled
UHF transmitters and TLU9 Lowpower UHF transmitters and GapFiller
systems.
In addition to the DVB-T2 upgrade,
Rohde & Schwarz and Digita have
initiated a 5G Broadcast pilot in the
Greater Helsinki region. The pilot
utilises the same transmitter sites
and the first phase of this pioneering

The Espoon transmitter mast

project will be completed this summer.
"Over the last six months, we have
rolled-out our nationwide DVB-T2
network and as well expanded our
Pay-TV network in DTT on a fast
schedule, utilising Rohde & Schwarz's
high-quality transmitters," commented
Digita's SVP Broadcasting Pekka
Mattila. "Our cooperation has been
excellent and transmitter deliveries
have been punctual, which is crucial in
fast paced projects."
Digita
owns
and
operates
Finland's leading terrestrial network
for nationwide TV and radio
transmissions and is the country's
largest
independent
owner
of
telecommunication masts.
"Digita is one of the most innovative
network operators in Europe. We are
driven as a market leading vendor to
support our customers with the latest
technology and we are very happy to
provide Digita our most-efficient and
future-proof transmitters. Our R&S
team is looking forward to successfully
concluding the project together
with Digita," commented Manfred
Reitmeier, Vice President Transmitter
and Amplifier Systems:
For Rohde & Schwarz, the project has
been an interesting challenge for its
technology supply chain. The demands
of delivering a large network at such
short timescales, combined with the
technology support needed to start a
5G Broadcast pilot simultaneously are
considerable.
The company reports that both
phases of the project proceeded
without hitches.

Pekka Mattila,
SVP Broadcasting,
Digita


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