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Omnitele the Radio Network Designer of DNA’s Double Awarded HDTV Network

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Omnitele Ltd.
www.omnitele.com
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Press release
September 12, 2011
Helsinki, Finland

Omnitele Ltd. is the radio network design partner for DNA’s new terrestrial HDTV network using the new DVB-T2 technology. DNA Ltd is among the first organizations in the world to implement the DVB-T2 standard.

DNA Ltd’s HDTV network won two awards at the IBC2011 Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam on Sunday September 11th. Not only was the entry “Single frequency networks for HD with DVB-T2” the winner of the Innovation Award, it so impressed the panel that it also received the special Judges’ Prize.

Omnitele was contracted by DNA Ltd to participate in the innovative project regarding DNA Ltd developing TV-services for the terrestrial network and implementing their own transmitter network uniquely using existing cellular network towers and large SFNs.

“We were impressed with the way that DNA had taken the latest technology and built on it to create a solution perfectly tailored to the market, and in a very short timeframe,” said Michael Lumley, chairman of the judging panel. “It made the project an excellent choice for our Judges’ Prize.”

”The project started in January 2010 and will continue. The rapid DVB-T2 network deployment was possible by selecting technological forerunners and reliable partners to our project and seeking synergies from our existing platforms e.g. cable-TV infrastructure, IP-backbone network and our mobile network with all its towers and Gigabit Ethernet connections. The cooperation with Omnitele Ltd. has been very flexible and smooth and our target is to cover about 85% of the Finnish population by the end of 2011” says Olli Knuuttila, Technical Specialist, DNA Ltd.

”We are delighted to have been chosen to be part of this innovative project regarding delivering HDTV effectively via this new innovative network structure, which includes significant usage of SFN (single frequency networks)” comments Markus Mettälä, Consultant, Omnitele Ltd.

For more information, please contact:

Esa Vesterinen, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Omnitele Ltd.
tel. +358 44 324 7668, email: firstname.lastname@omnitele.fi

Riitta Luhtala, Communications Manager, DNA Ltd
tel. +358 40 755 5252, email: firstname.lastname@dna.fi

Omnitele Ltd.
Omnitele Ltd. is a pioneer within the wireless industry with twenty two years of leading edge network and business consulting experience worldwide. The company was founded in 1988 to set up the first GSM network in the world. Omnitele is owned by Finnish national telecom operators and an external investor. Omnitele’s strengths lie in the experience received from over 1.000 projects in 78  countries. The expertise areas are mobile network planning and development, technical consulting and operator business development. Omnitele aims to increase and improve overall operator performance and quality of services and thrive to provide best solutions for deploying new technologies and frequencies.

DNA Ltd
DNA Ltd is a Finnish telecommunications company providing high-quality, state-of-the-art voice, data and mobile communications and TV services to private customers, corporations and other organisations. DNA Group’s turnover was EUR 690 million and its profit EUR 65 million in 2010. DNA has over 3 million mobile communications and fixed networks customer contracts. For further information, please visit www.dna.fi

IBC Awards: http://www.ibc.org/page.cfm/Link=6/t=m/goSection=6

Video:  Single frequency networks for HD with DVB-T2  http://youtu.be/TZO1Z7NfZIE