Residents of two towns in Senegal, Thies and Mbour, can now view 80 channels of digital Television thanks to the commissioning of new MMDS repeaters systems fabricated by Cable AML.
The digital TV signals originate in the existing digital MMDS system in the country’s capital, Dakar. A microwave link using broadband microwave radios from Cable AML is used to transport the digital signal 14 Kms to a repeater point at Kissane. From Kissane it is relayed to two new MMDS sites, one at Thies 10 Kms away and the other at Mbour, 28 Kms away. A broadband MMDS transmitter then re-transmits the signal for local subscribers at the two cities.
The installation and commissioning of the system has been under the technical direction of David Vine, who has previous experience with both DTT, MMDS and digital cable systems.
Mr. Vine said,“Duplicating the Dakar headend in Thies and Mbour would have been cost-prohibitive, With Cable AML’s equipment, we are able to provide excellent signal quality to residents in these two remote communities.”
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