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VTV-Vietnam expands its transmitter network

Vietnam Television (VTV) is teaming up with GatesAir to complete its national DVB-T2 network rollout. The Vietnamese national broadcaster acquired four Maxiva UHF solid-state high-efficiency transmitter, three ULXT liquid-cooled models and one UAXT air-cooled model for some of its digital channels. For VTV5, the channel serving ethnic minority communities, two new Maxiva ULXT liquid-cooled transmitters are being used to expand its transmitter network.

On the radio side, like many global regions, Vietnam is investing in existing FM infrastructure with improvement and expansion projects. Voice of Vietnam (VOV), the national radio broadcaster, recently ordered five Flexiva air-cooled solid-state transmitters – two 5kW and three 10kW models – for VOV4, which serves as the broadcaster’s Ethnic Languages Channel.

Darren Frearson, Vice President of Sales, EMEA and APAC for GatesAir said that  “Additionally, our global expertise in managing AM, FM and digital radio network deployments worldwide ensures that VOV will receive turnkey systems that can be quickly delivered and deployed, with ongoing ease of operation and maintenance. Above all, our high-efficiency solutions will help ensure the ideal balance of low total cost of ownership and high performance over the lifecycle of the transmitters.”