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GatesAir Finishes Phase Two of Digital Rollout in Kuwait

80 percent of country is now covered
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CINCINNATI—Phase two of a three-part national plan to rollout the DVB-T2 digital TV network across Kuwait has been completed, according to GatesAir. Powered by GatesAir transmitters, DVB-T2 digital TV now covers approximately 80 percent of the country.

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State broadcasters Kuwait Television selected GatesAir the first two phases with services that include systems training, field measurements, coverage studies and planning for single-frequency and multi-frequency networks. Phase two was comprised of deployment for the multi-frequency networks.

Both phases utilized the GatesAir Maxiva ULX liquid-cooled UHF transmitters. The transmitters’ liquid-cooling process feature two fully redundant cooling pumps with auto-changeover capability for consistent transmitter cooling. In addition, the PowerSmart 3D design has commonality in spare parts and a modular, hot-swappable design for module and power supply replacement.

The initial deployments support 12 DVB-T2 digital TV channels that cover the popular regions of Kuwait and include channels KTV1, KTV2 and KTV3.