Japan’s NHK, Canada’s CBC, Swiss SRG SSR, the EBU and German ARD and ZDF are relying on T-Systems' digital fiber and satellite networks for backhaul of the 2006 Winter Games from Torino.
Many are employing fiber-optic-based ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) broadcast services for Torino, according to the company. To provide these data streams, the company has established several high-speed connections between Torino and Frankfurt. From there, T-Systems transmits signals to Japan and Canada via the Telekom Global Net.
T-Systems is also employ three newly equipped mobile SNG units for the EBU. Each offers four different transmission frequencies with 36MHz of bandwidth, via antenna for the signal transfer to the satellite.
For more information, visit www.t-systems.com.