December 20, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden -- Net Insight, a provider of video, voice, and data networking equipment, announced that one of the major telcos in Europe has purchased Net Insight's Nimbra platform in order to build a network for digital terrestrial television. The network will be operational during the first half of 2005 and will distribute TV channels from 10 broadcasters.
A large number of countries worldwide are planning to migrate to digital terrestrial television (DVB-T or DTT). Among the benefits is the ability to transmit up to four times as many TV channels within the same frequencies and at the same time enhance the picture quality and reduce the cost of distribution. When the digital terrestrial television networks are fully built, the analog networks will close down.
Net Insight has integrated all interfaces in the Nimbra NG-SDH platform that are needed for digital terrestrial television. This means that one Nimbra switch does the same job that competing solutions need two or more boxes for.
"This customer order evidences the very positive response that our DVB-T transport solution is receiving from the market", says Tomas Duffy, CEO at Net Insight. "Our solution allows the network operators to deliver high quality services and at the same time significantly reduce capex and opex."