South African Network Operator Strengthens National DTT Network

This June marks the deadline to migrate from analog to digital television in South Africa. The switch imposes new challenges for operators on the quality of service (QoS) needed to handle the mission critical characteristics of national TV distribution. This means operators switching from analog to new digital infrastructures will experience increased capacity requirements.

Anticipating the increased requirements, South Africa’s state-owned transmission network operator, Sentech, selected Net Insight’s Nimbra media switch routers (MSRs) to deliver contribution services and distribution for its national digital terrestrial TV (DTT) network – the second largest in Africa. By opting for Net Insight’s solution, Sentech will benefit from uncompromised QoS and content integrity in its new DTT network, allowing it to combine native video/audio service transport capabilities with carrier-class Metro Ethernet switching.

Further details on this partnership can be found here.