ReDeSign shows first public DVB-C2 demo

By Robert Briel
May 2, 2010 16.00 UK

ANGA Cable 2010: Stand E49

The ReDeSign Project demonstrates the world’s first public DVB-C2 live transmission at ANGA Cable 2010.

The ReDeSign Project made major contributions to the development of the DVB-C2 standard and carried out complementary research work focusing on the usability of the technology in broadband cable networks. Under the leadership of Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik of Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, the project successfully implemented a complete DVB-C2 transmission chain for demonstration at its booth.

Immediately preceding the demonstration and the start of ANGA Cable 2010, ReDe?ign organises the fifth meeting of its Operators’ Forum congregating 20 representatives of European cable operators who represent almost 50 % of the cable subscribers in the EU. Major findings are discussed during the meeting, giving an insight into the impact of DVB-C2 and other advanced technologies, such as new amplifier technology and post- DOCSIS network design, on future cable network architectures.

As many leading European cable operators repeatedly underlined their interest in the new standard in a circular letter, a rapid DVB-C2 deployment in Europe is foreseen by the ReDeSign Project. Lorenz Glatz, CTO of Kabel Deutschland, said in a statement: “We have been continuously supporting the development of the DVB-C2 standard and are very pleased to see the technology being tested successfully. We are in the process of organizing a DVB-C2 field test in anticipation of a rapid commercialization of DVB-C2 equipment.”

Manuel Sequeira, CTO of Zon Multimédia added: “We are very enthusiastic about this milestone being reached. We anticipate that DVB-C2 will be an important add-on to the arsenal of the technologies and tools providing additional capacity and flexibility at our cable plant. This will allow us to offer more advanced digital services to our customers.”