SIAE MICROELETTRONICA to Upgrade RTBF's National Microwave Network

RTBF, the public broadcasting organization of the French Community of Belgium, has signed the start of a 3 years renewal project to modernize its microwave network. 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.

The new network will be forward looking into a future fully IP solution, facilitating new service introductions and future incremental evolutions.