Lichtenau, Germany - LS telcom, together with its local partner Wamata Solutions Sdn Bhd (WSSB), supported Puncak Semangat Sdn Bhd (PSSB), the winning bidder, in the preparation for the tender to build, operate and manage the infrastructure for the free-to-air (FTA) Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcast (DTTB) service in Malaysia.
In support of winning the DTTB tender, LS telcom performed a detailed nationwide DVB-T2 network and coverage planning for PSSB, which resulted in a digital coverage which will be better than the required 98% analogue TV coverage of the total population. LS telcom first analysed different potential DVB-T2 systems to determine the most suitable one in terms of the number of programmes (standard and high definition), coverage, single frequency network (SFN) size and minimum self-interference. LS telcom also assisted in the nationwide site surveys and the survey reports. Together with a major antenna manufacturer LS telcom created the antenna design concept for each site of the planned network roll-out. The nationwide network planning, which included fixed coverage as well as portable reception planning for six conurbations, was based on the nationwide site survey results and the real antenna design for each site instead of using simulation data. To improve indoor coverage in dense urban areas LS telcom used a number of various simulation approaches; with additional sites, different antenna down-tilts or an increase in effective radiated power (ERP). Finally, to guarantee a fast DVB-T2 network roll-out with minimum interference to the existing analogue TV, comprehensive spectrum analyses were conducted.
A senior representative at MyTV Broadcasting (MTVB), a subsidiary of PSSB and the company tasked to operate as the single Common Integrated Infrastructure Provider (CIIP) in Malaysia for the free-to-air (FTA) broadcasters in Malaysia, explained “We undertook great efforts to develop an extensive detailed business plan to win this tender and we excelled in the network coverage and roll-out plans thanks to the professional and expert support of LS telcom. They carried out each step in the planning with great precision.”
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LS telcom’s software, system solutions and services address the efficient use of radio frequency spectrum and the optimal operation of radio communication services.
We are a worldwide market leader in the provision of automated spectrum management systems and their integration with monitoring systems. We also have our own monitoring system, including fixed, portable and airborne sensors. At the same time, we develop and market software for the design, planning and optimisation of broadcast, PMR, mobile and microwave networks. Strategic consulting, radio engineering services and training on network technologies, standards, and regulations as well as transmitter installations and measurements complete our area of expertise.
Frequency regulatory authorities, ministries, network operators and infrastructure providers, system integrators and military organisations in over 90 countries across all continents rely on our solutions and services.
LS telcom operates worldwide with subsidiaries and affiliates in Canada, China, France, South Africa, UAE, UK and USA, as well as representative offices in Argentina, Hungary and Oman. With its headquarters in Lichtenau, Baden, Germany, LS telcom is listed on the German stock exchange under ISIN DE 0005754402 since 2001. www.LStelcom.com
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