UBS, Albertis Deploy DVB-SH Network Prototype
[Satellite Today 03-16-09] Unique Broadband Systems (UBS) and Abertis Telecom have deployed a pilot network using digital video broadcasting equipment based on the DVB-SH standard, UBS announced March 12.
During a live mobile TV demonstrations of the network earlier this month, UBS-designed terrestrial repeaters were deployed on top of Abertis Telecom towers and relayed satellite signals provided through capacity supplied by Eutelsat,. The signal was transmitted to Quantum receivers equipped with Calearo active antennas installed in automobiles.
UBS is scheduled to test the full DVB-SH technology within the next two months, waiting only for Eutelsat’s W2A satellite to be launched. This satellite will carry an S-band payload managed by Eutelsat and SES Astra joint venture, Solaris Mobile.