T-VIPS upgrades Teracom to DVB-T2
By Julian Clover
Published: August 23, 2010 11.05 Europe/London

T-VIPS is to provide Teracom with a new DVB-T2 gateway and seamless monitoring switch as the Swedish transmission provider commences a partial upgrade of the DTT network to DVB-T2 and HDTV.

The CP560 DVB-T2 Gateway makes it possible for Teracom to use its existing DVB-T headend for DVB-T2 operation, protecting its original investment, and ensuring no loss of service for Swedish viewers.

“Teracom has always been at the forefront of terrestrial television broadcasting,” said Teracom CTO Peo Gaasvik. “We constantly adopt new technologies to improve our system for the benefit of our customers and viewers. This time we built out a brand new network for HD-based services on the new DVB-T2 specification. We selected T-VIPS solutions to provide key functionality in this network because of their overall terrestrial expertise and the strong functionality of the T-VIPS DVB-T2 gateway.”

In June the RTVV licensed seven HD channels, the first of which are expected to go live in the autumn.