Cable Onda, the leading Cable TV and MMDS operator in Panama, has concluded a conversion to digital of the existing MMDS analog system which had been operating for more than 20 years.
Phase I of the system upgrade included the implementation of a cable-compatible MPEG2 digital headend, integrated with a new CAS (Conditional Access System) and the replacement of the old channelized transmitter with a new solid-state dual-redundant broadband transmitter. Phase II was focused on updating subscriber installations and installing repeaters to improve signal coverage in certain areas.
According to Karlos Brown, CTO of Cable Onda, “the conversion was successfully implemented without interrupting service to any of our subscribers. We are very happy with Cable AML’s continued support for our expansions and upgrades to our wireless systems.”