Du has announced its new teleport facility, located at Al Qudra area in Dubai. The new upgraded facility covers an area of 75000 sq. meters and has been built to cater to the growing needs of du's broadcast customers.
Du has announced its new teleport facility, located at Al Qudra area in Dubai. The new upgraded facility covers an area of 75000 sq. meters and has been built to cater to the growing needs of du’s broadcast customers. The facility is built to accommodate 50 earth station antenna systems with room to expand further.
Through its teleport, du serves regional and international broadcasting customers. The number of TV channels being uplinked by its current teleport facility has grown by 600% since it started operations in 2004. The new site has larger antennas ensuring robust signal levels in transmission and reception.
In order for du to meet the growing requirements of customers in the region and internationally we have come up with our new teleport facility. Today, ours is the top ranked teleport in the MENA region and is already one of the top ten independent operators in the world. As broadcast requirements continue to proliferate, we will endeavour to innovate and offer our customers new broadcast solutions that will deliver on superior quality of service, said Ahmed Al Muhaideb, Vice President, Broadcasting and IPTV services.
The initial planning of dus new teleport site started in 2010 and after intensive checking in terms of the location, the technical design phase started. This included civil and electromechanical works and satellite transmission systems. The building project began in 2012. The facility will be scaled up further to cover all broadcasting operations, including TV signal processing and TV playout services, to cater to the growing needs of broadcasters.