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ABU satellite broadcasting experts tackle unique issues for Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific satellite broadcasting experts attending a three-day ABU regional workshop in Sri Lanka have been developing solutions to some unique technical problems faced by the region.

In one of their round tables, they compared Europe and Asia to evolve practical solutions specifically for island countries such as Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia to deal with tropical rain and other adverse conditions. They also looked at the role of satellites in assisting other distribution platforms such as terrestrial and cable. 

More than 60 people attended the event in Colombo organised by the ABU Technology in cooperation with EAP Networks-Sri Lanka.

The workshop provides expert knowledge and information on satellite technologies, focusing on the fundamentals of satellite communications, broadcasting over C-band, the evolution of the ku and the ka-bands and the enabling technologies behind these platforms. It also looked into regulatory issues, new IP-based advanced technologies and their applications as well as sharing some case studies and experiences from different regions around the world.

The workshop started on 14 May and was attended by the staff of ABU members from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Turkey, India, Brunei, Maldives, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Participants also visited the Satellite Earth Station of Dialog TV, a direct broadcast satellite pay TV provider based in Colombo.