STN brings DTH platform to sub-Saharan Africa

March 12, 2014 09.34 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

STNSloveniaís STN has announced that it has brought the new DTH platform operated by the Chinese company Startimes to sub-Saharan Africa.

According to the satellite services company, it was specifically sought out by Startimes, which already has a large presence in the DTV/DTH market in Africa, providing pay-TV services for over 2.5 million subscribers in 11 countries.

The platform uses Ka-band on Astraís SES 5 satellite with the signals delivered through MPEG-4/DVB-S2. STN says Startimes entrusted it with this new high profile project with the key factors being, STNís proven experience and reputation for high quality reliable services combined with the ability to surmount any possible obstacles.

It adds that as part of STNís work ethic to research the needs of the current market and advance forward, STNís engineers developed an enhancement for uplink transmission service technology for the Ka-band.

Mitja Lovsin, STNís sales and marketing director, said: ďThis is just another phase in STNís business plan and new discussions are already underway for additional projects in Africa and other regions across the globeĒ.