Brunei tests the digital waters

NTL to conduct consultancy study for implementation of digital terrestrial television for Radio Television Brunei.

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By  Marcus Webb Published  June 5, 2002

Radio Television Brunei (RTB) has commissioned an initial transmission consultancy study for the implementation of digital terrestrial TV across the whole of Brunei Darussalam. The project is to be conducted by NTL Asia Pacific and is designed to assess the feasibility of implementing a digital system and is the first step in the process towards delivering digital TV to the nation.

The consultancy project involves an initial transmission coverage study and frequency planning. Based on the findings, NTL will provide recommendations on the transmission and distribution network system that will need to be used to implement digital TV, taking in to account the existing RTB infrastructure.

“We are extremely proud to be associated with this project with Radio Television Brunei. It is further evidence that our work with key broadcasters in Asia Pacific places NTL and its partners at the forefront of developing digital technology in the region. The work that we are carrying out today stems from NTL’s pioneering work on digital transmission in the UK in the 1990s. We are building on that heritage to help Brunei introduce digital TV in the near future,” says Patrick Duffy, managing director of NTL Asia Pacific.

The Brunei consultancy project follows a series of successful broadcast projects for NTL in the Asia Pacific region, including the development of the world’s first digital mobile TV network in Singapore in 2001 and trials for digital terrestrial TV in Thailand in 2000.

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