Event: Convergence India 2017, February 8-10, 2017, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
Type: Speaking slot with panel discussion
Speaker: Hans Massart, Market Director Broadcast, Newtec
Topic: Digitisation challenges in India: Where are we now and what lies ahead – DIGITIZATION PROCESS: DVB-S2X comes to your homes soon & HITS optimizing LMO migration
According to the FICCI-KPMG 2016 report and Cable Quest’s August issue, DTH operators took the largest share of the migrating analogue-to-digital subscriber base in Phase III. DTH is still the most cost-effective means for distribution to sparsely populated areas and today’s Indian DTH operators are financially healthier than terrestrial MSOs. To cover the continuous addition of SD channels, migration to HD channels and emergence of UHD distribution, more space segment could be added to address the increased bandwidth requirement. Alternatively, the already procured space segment could be used more efficiently, fitting more channels into the same space segment. Efficiency improvement for an installed base of STB is possible by using advanced satellite transmission techniques.
The latest standard for satellite transmission, DVB-S2X provides additional significant efficiency improvements, while new video formats like HDR and UHD are driving an upgrade cycle of DTH STB and connected TVs which better feature DVB-S2X in addition to HEVC capability. DVB-S2X is also applicable for HITS operations. This is not just for distribution of TV channels, but also to optimize IP trunks which allows India’s LMOs to benefit from high speed internet access: easy to implement, fast and cost-effective. Deploying DVB-S2X also helps mitigating rain fading.
Want to know more about the benefits of DVB-S2X? Read more here: http://www.newtec.eu/article/article/unleash-the-power-of-dvb-s2x