GatesAir And Pinnacle Communications Collaborate In Nigeria
Nigeria's Pinnacle Communications Ltd. in conjunction with GatesAir, have announced the launch of a turnkey DVB-T2 transmission system stationed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. The DVB-T2 system supports the switch-on of a new over-the-air DTV service now delivering 30 channels of high-quality news, information and entertainment to Abuja residents.
GatesAir provided the DVB-T2 headend, which improves UHF spectrum for multichannel services. It also provided all electrical material and RF systems needed for the country buildout. The transmission system was commissioned on behalf of Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over a three-month period.
Pinnacle Communications as the licensed signal distributor for Nigeria, is working together with the Nigerian regulator, NBC, to strategise future expansions of the service.
Phil Argyris, GatesAir CEO says as Nigeria’s DVB-T2 digital TV rollout advances, the company will work together with Pinnacle Communications and other investors in Nigeria to provide the necessary systems to exact specifications. He further says GatesAir know-how in managing national DTV projects will guarantee quick delivery and placement of high-efficiency systems that reduces total cost of ownership and improves performance over an extended period.