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Bangladesh Betar teams up with GatesAir for HD radio rollout

Bangladesh Betar, the only national government broadcaster serving Bangladesh, awarded the contract as the first phase of the GatesAir-supported rollout moves forward. GatesAir, a wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions provider for radio and TV broadcasters, has won phase two of Bangladesh’s national HD Radio rollout. 

The turnkey system comprises two self-contained FM radio stations with high-efficiency GatesAir Flexiva™ FAX air-cooled 10kW FM transmitters, antenna systems and all auxiliary and support equipment. The initial phase, which covers the capital city of Dhaka, also includes two GatesAir Flexiva FAX 10kW transmitters and is targeted for completion by the end of 2016. 

The second phase will cover the heavily populated cities of Mymensingh and Gopalganj, with an expected on-air date of June 2017. Both projects are especially notable as the first HD Radio deployments in South Asia.