Baja Cable has announced the launch of a digital MMDS service in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The launch marks what is believed to be the first operational deployment of a digital MMDS system in Mexico.The service will reach fifty-two thousand households in an area of eight kilometer radius centered in the town of Tecate.
The first operational phase starts with transmission of twenty-four TV programs, soon to be expanded to sixty, along with premium packages and pay-per-view. Total system capacity exceeds 120 TV programs. Wireless Internet and telephony services are planned for the near future.
The system was designed, fabricated, installed and commissioned in less than 45 days. The digital headend is located on a high hill 25 Kms from the MMDS transmitter. The digital headend signals are sent to the MMDS transmitter in Tecate via an AML broadband microwave link.
According to Jaime Bonilla, CEO of Baja cable, “Cable AML has delivered a state of the art system with excellent performance in record time. We are very pleased with the excellent customer support offered to our company during the acquisition, installation and commissioning process”.
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