DVB-C2 milestone at ANGA Cable 2011

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 
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First Reception of Services on Prototype DVB-C2 Integrated TV Receiver

COLOGNE, Germany — Exhibition & Congress, 3-5 May 2011, Stand 10.2 / L9 — Visitors to this year’s ANGA Cable will be able to see a DVB-C2 service received on the world’s first-ever DVB-C2 prototype, IDTV TV with DVB-C2 tuner, from a leading brand CE manufacturer.

The demo will take place on a joint DVB/ANGA stand (10.2 / L9) and will consist of a DVB-C2 modulator generating a DVB-C2 compliant signal transmitting 4 HD channels using 4096 QAM over a 8 MHz channel providing an overall data rate of 80 Mbps.

DVB-C2 employs the latest modulation and coding techniques to enable the highly efficient use of cable networks. It offers a range of modes and options that can be optimised for the different network characteristics and requirements of the different services planned for delivery to cable customers. The second generation technology delivers more than 30% higher spectrum efficiency under the same conditions as today’s DVB-C deployments. After analogue switch-off the cable networks can be optimised for digital transmission. This will result in a capacity increase of about 60% for DVB-C2 as compared to DVB-C.

On Monday, 2nd May, DVB will also take part in the ANGA Operators’ Forum, ‘More Bandwidth – More Services – More Power’. DVB-C2 will feature prominently in the Forum with contributions from Peter Siebert, DVB’s Executive Director, Christoph Schaaf from Kabel Deutschland, Manfred Geilert of Blankom Digital and Lothar Stadelmeier of Sony Semiconductor & Electronic Solutions.

Peter Siebert, Executive Director, DVB Project, commented, “This is a major step forward for the mainstream introduction of DVB-C2 services. Today we see the first-ever prototype of a DVB-C2 consumer receiver from a major manufacturer, which will be in stores in time for the deployment of DVB-C2 services by European MSOs”.

The DVB-C2 standard is published by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) as EN 302 769 “Frame structure, channel coding and modulation for a second generation digital transmission system for cable systems”.