Sentech partners with Net Insight

South Africa’s state-owned transmission network operator, Sentech, has signed an agreement with Sweden based transport solutions provider for broadcast networks, Net Insight.

Sentech will deploy Net Insight’s Nimbra Media Switch Routers. It helps Sentech to deliver better quality of service and content integrity in its digital terrestrial TV network. The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2015.

Net Insight’s solutions will enable Sentech to combine native video/ audio service transport capabilities with carrier-class Metro Ethernet switching for a high-quality multiservice solution.

“Providing signal distribution services to all public and private broadcasters in South Africa, we needed a solution that delivered above and beyond our quality requirements. With similar successful deployments with major players across Europe, we knew Net Insight had the ideal solution to meet our needs.” said Setumo Mohapi, CEO of Sentech.

“Sentech has been involved in a number of major national projects across South Africa, so we are excited by the decision to use our transport solution for its nationwide DTT network for contribution,” said Fredrik Tumegård, CEO of Net Insight.