Following the launch in 2012 of the digital MMDS system in Panama City by Cable Onda, the leading Cable TV and MMDS operator in Panama has been expanding digital coverage across the country. The network expansion plan, which is still in progress, has been implemented by installing a combination
of repeaters with upgraded transmission plant and also fiber-fed transmitters in those areas where coverage and/or line-of-sight conditions recommended this approach.
The plan, which is undertaken under direction of Melisa Perez, is being implemented by a team of experienced Engineers and Technicians. Detailed site coverage and interference analyses were conducted by Mrs. Perez and her team prior to each site installation.
According to Melisa Perez, “the digital MMDS expansion program which is still in progress, has resulted in a very significant increase in homes passed, especially in areas with poor or no cable coverage. The network expansion program is yielding excellent results in terms of additional subscribers. The Cable AML transmitters and repeaters are rugged, easy to install and very reliable, allowing us to meet or exceed the technical and program goals in a timely manner without overtaxing material and manpower resources.”