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STN aims to transform security of satellite broadcasting in MENA region

In order to minimise the likelihood of intentional or accidental jamming, STN uplinks signals from two geographically diverse sites located on different continents.
Mitja Lovsin, CEO of STN

Global content distribution solutions provider STN has upgraded its offering for the MENA region with what it said is a guarantee of no weather outages and enhanced interference protection when uplinking to the Eutelsat 8West B satellite.

Zero weather-related outages are assured by using two uplink sites located over 5,000km apart. Switching between them is a seamless, totally automatic process based on the measured signal-to-noise ratio and link margin values.  These are pre-configured according to the downlink levels in the region, so guaranteeing no signal disruption regardless of the weather, the company stated.

8West B is equipped to mitigate interference, due to its use of frequency converters behind the satellite receive antennas.  This means that the uplink frequency can be changed without any impact on the downlink frequency.  STN has gone one step further to minimise the likelihood of intentional or accidental jamming.  The signals are uplinked from two geographically diverse sites located on different continents.

Commenting on the development, Mitja Lovsin, CEO of STN, said: “We’re excited to be able to offer this additional level of service to our customers in the MENA region. We pride ourselves on our customer service, and by offering this geographically remote and diverse uplink facility for Eutelsat 8West B, our customers have the most secure and reliable service available for the region.”

The 7/8° West orbital position, also used by Nilesat, is the premier broadcasting neighbourhood for the Middle East and Africa and STN also uplinks to Eutelsat 7West A. Channels broadcast from 7/8o reach 90% of TV homes, 95% of DTH (Direct-To-Home) homes and 73% of hotels in the region. 60% of these channels are exclusive to this video neighbourhood.

STN will be exhibiting at CABSAT from May 16-18, 2023, at Dubai World Trade Centre. It will showcase the latest developments and services on offer from the teleport and content distribution solutions provider.

Stand S3-A21