MTI secures Sky Italia LNB contract
By Julian Clover
Published: July 20, 2010 09.30 Europe/London

Taiwanese RF equipment manufacturer Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI) has been named as one of two suppliers of LNBs to Sky Italia.

MTU will supply its AK541-XT2 four channel single channel product that the satcaster intends to use on all future installations of its twin-tuner PVR.

“We are very pleased to be working with one of the world’s leading producers like MTI”, said Massimiliano Rega, Sky Italia Service & Delivery Director. “Sky Italia is strongly investing in innovation and new technologies in order to increase quality of services for its subscribers. SCR is an example of a new technology solution for multi-tuner household market that allows to overcome the existing Italian building constrains on multiple cable drops. SCR single cable solution for PVRs will help both Sky Italia and its subscribers by improving installation efficiency and removing the need for additional cables”

“We are very honoured to receive the contract from Sky Italia” adds Allen Yen, President and CEO of MTI, “It not only represents the significant level of business for MTI but also further strengthens MTI’s position in the Italian DTH market.”

Shipments are expected to commence in the third quarter.