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UPSTAR selects Nevion for transport upgrades

11 December 2012
UPSTAR selects Nevion for transport upgrades

Portugal’s UPSTAR Comunicacoes has selected Nevion to upgrade its existing video transport infrastructure with greater channel capacity, longer distance transport and increased redundancy. Backed by the technical expertise and sales support of Portugal-based Dec.Imagem, Nevion engineered a solution for UPSTAR Comunicacoes – a joint venture between Portuguese media group ZON Multimedia and Angolan satellite TV group SOCIP – that upgrades its network to specific requirements cost effectively and with industry-recognised reliability. “Nevion was able to look closely at our needs and design a streamlined system that offered all the expanded services we needed while working within our current infrastructure and minimising the hardware required,” said Luis Henriques, technical director at UPSTAR. “It’s a system that can grow as we do and allow even greater future expansion.” Nevion, which has worked with the media provider for several years, provided a multi-product solution based on the Flashlink optical transport family, providing increased channel capacity without adding electrical-to-optical conversion or wavelengths. The solution includes multiple 3G time division multiplexers/demultiplexers, enabling additional signal contribution through DWDM infrastructure, as well as a redundant fibre link for signal transport in excess of 150km. “We’re continually gratified by our work with UPSTAR,” said Kjetil Bonde, Nevion’s vice president of sales, Europe. “They’re an outstanding example of a company using the latest technology to upgrade their video transport system in ways that provide the most value and scalability.”

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