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April 6th, 2017

HDTV Heading Into Solomon Islands Via Av-Comm

Av-Comm has signed a multi-year agreement to deliver HDTV content for Telekom Television in the Solomon Islands via Intelsat’s C Band capacity on IS-805 at 169 degrees East.

Artistic rendition of the IS-805 satellite.

The project includes the use of several new complementary technologies to drive an unmatched level of bandwidth utilization, designed to maximize the number of television channels on the content delivery platform. Av-Comm also selected Novelsat’s NS series modems with NS4 waveform and DUET™ CEC™ (carrier-echo-cancellation) technology to provide a satellite link efficiently in excess of 4 bits per hertz, allowing for up to eight HD video circuits into the Solomon Islands and a single HD video circuit in return. Additionally, Av-Comm’s Pacific Content Delivery Platform uses HEVC video encoding to complement Novelsat’s advanced modem technology to provide a greater return on Telekom Television’s investment in satellite bandwidth on Intelsat 805.

The delivery of television content via satellite is a critical requirement for the Solomon Islands as satellite is the country's sole method of accessing the interconnected global community.