Mexican Cable Operator Sistema de Comunicaciones de Quiroga has started to provide cable service to the towns of San Andres and Eronguaricaro in the state of Michoacan (Mexico) from an existing headend at Quiroga.
Two AML links fed from the same transmitter were used to transport the 65 channels from the headend to the two towns at distances of 11 Kms and 25 Kms respectively. The second of the paths is mostly over water, crossing Lake Eronguaricaro.
Following a site evaluation survey, a transmitter site was selected near the Quiroga headend, from which there was good line of sight to the two towns. The headend signal was transported to this site by a 2.5-mile (4 Kilometer) fiber link. Following the installation and commissioning of the two links, the cable operator is now providing 65-channel cable service in both towns.
According to Alejandro Baltazar, General Manager of the company, “we are extremely pleased with the performance of the system. We did all the installation ourselves with some guidance from Cable AML and we have been able to start providing cable service to an area where it as imperative to offer service quickly and at low cost. Due to the relatively short straight-line distance over Lake Eronguaricaro, the only other alternative was to install a long and costly fiber link or to purchase, install and operate two additional headends. We strongly recommend the Cable AML solution to any cable operator in Mexico that needs to transport the cable signals efficiently and easily.”
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