80+ network of DVB-T2 transmitters in Finland

Rohde & Schwarz and Digita complete multi-million Euro DVB-T2 terrestrial transmission network upgrade

In Finland, Rohde & Schwarz has announced the completion of a DVB-T2 (HD) terrestrial TV transmitter network upgrade that spans the entire country. Working with Helsinki-based Digita, owner and operator of Finland’s terrestrial network for nationwide TV and radio transmission services, Rohde & Schwarz has supplied more than 80 UHF HD transmitters across the country.

Digita installation of an air-cooled transmitter in Vaasa, Finland.

Source: Rohde & Schwarz / Digita

The network of transmitters was installed and commissioned by Digita’s professional services team. The first phase became operational 1st January this year, enabling Digita to expand their Pay-TV UHF terrestrial networks up to 90 per cent coverage. In addition, Digita reports significant enhancements in power efficiency and redundancy concepts throughout the new HD TV network.

Timescales have been short throughout this project: there was just two months between Digita placing the order and delivery of the first transmitters. Network installation took six months to complete even though several logistical challenges were presented to Digita’s engineers, mainly associated with the country’s rugged landscape. Rohde & Schwarz has supplied a network comprising R&S THU9evo liquid-cooled UHF transmitters, R&S TMU9evo air-cooled UHF transmitters and TLU9 Low-power UHF transmitters and GapFiller systems.

In addition to the DVB-T2 upgrade, Rohde & Schwarz and Digita have initiated a 5G Broadcast pilot in the Greater Helsinki region. The pilot utilizes the same transmitter sites and the first phase of this pioneering project will be completed this summer.







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