RTBF partners with Siae Microelettronica for national microwave network renewal

RTBF, the public broadcasting organization of the French Community of Belgium, has signed the start of a three-year renewal project to modernize its microwave network, the company said.

With this project RTBF aims to upgrade the complete network to a contemporary digital wireless solution, replacing the existing different equipment. The result will support the existing ASI, E1 and E3 distribution as well as Ethernet connectivity, offering the scalability and investment protection for future evolutions towards a full IP network.

For this project, RTBF selected Siae Microelettronica as sole supplier for the wireless equipment, management system and all related services. The challenge of the project is to ensure a smooth migration guaranteeing the continuous broadcast of the video and radio channels throughout the 3 years transformation period. Siae Microelettronica previous experience in broadcasting networks and in delivering transformation services were a deciding factor in the award of this multimillion euros project.

Siae Microelettronica, founded in 1952, provides wireless communication technology. Present in over 25 countries it offers advanced technological solutions for microwave and millimetre wave transport, services and design.