NEC supplies Middle East and Africa’s first ever digital TV transmitters
Thursday, April 26th, 2007

NEC Corporation today announced that it completed the supply of 12 digital terrestrial TV transmitters, which were ordered in July, 2006, to National Company of Radio and TV Broadcasting (SNRT) in Morroco. The digital broadcasting system started operations in March, 2007.

In the project carried out by SNRT, NEC supplied 12 digital terrestrial TV transmitters that adopt the Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial (DVB-T) standard to 6 major cities including Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Tangier, Oujda, and Meknes. This is the very first full-scale commercial digital terrestrial broadcasting system in the Middle East and Africa, and covers 54% of the population of Morocco.

In order to promote the spread of digital terrestrial TV, SNRT is now working on more projects, for which NEC has supplied an order for 10 digital terrestrial TV transmitters to 9 major local cities in Morocco in March 2007.

Morocco expects to realize full switch over from analogue to digital in 2015, and the backbone network among transmitter stations will be developed along with the spread of digital terrestrial TV.

(Source: NEC Corporation)