(DVB-S2), Cable - OTAS

(DVB-S2), Cable - OTAS
THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
TANZANIA COMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY
ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED
PUBLIC NOTICE
Minimum Technical Requirements and Specifications for Satellite (DVB-S2), Cable (DVB-C, DVB-C2),
Terrestrial (DVB-T, DVB-T2), Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Set Top Boxes (STBs) and Integrated
Digital TelevisionReceivers
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), established under the
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority Act No.12 of 2003, is mandated among
other duties, to license communications and broadcasting operators and type approve
communication equipment for use in the United Republic of Tanzania pursuant to Section
82 of the Electronic and Postal Communications Act, No.3 of 2010 hereby stipulating as
follows:1. The Authority shall be responsible for the establishment and publication of technical
standards relating to all regulated services in the United Republic of Tanzania.
2. In establishing such standards, the Authority shall(a) Where appropriate, seek submissions from other interested parties, in
particular those persons likely to be most affected by the publication of such
standards; and
(b) Participate in standardization activities and take due account of any
relevant standards prescribed by international organizations to which the
United Republic belongs, such as the International Telecommunications
Union and other sub-regional groupings.”
Furthermore, pursuant to Section 4(1) (a) of the Electronic and Postal Communications
(Digital and Other Broadcasting networks) Regulation 2011 which empowers the Authority
to determine standards for broadcasting networks in the country and Section 10 (2) of the
Electronic and Postal Communications (Digital and Other Broadcasting Networks)
Regulation 2011 which empowers the Authority, from time to time review standards as
provided under the Regulations.
The Authority therefore wishes to notify all importers of Digital Terrestrial (DTT), Satellite
(DTH), Cable Television receivers, Multiplex Operators, Content Services Providers and the
general public that, the minimum technical requirements and specifications for Terrestrial
(DVB-T, DVB-T2), Satellite (DVB-S2), Cable (DVB-C, DVB-C2) digital set top boxes (STBs),
Internet Protocol Set Top Boxes (IPTV) and integrated digital television receivers have
been revised on grounds of technology advancement and obsoleteness of old standards
for use with DTT, DTH and Cable networks.
Standards are guidelines for equipment manufacturers and/or suppliers aimed at adhering
to quality product in the Tanzania.
The composed minimum technical requirements and specifications for DVB-S2,
DVB-C (To be valid until when DVB-C2 is matured in the market), DVB-C2, DVB-T (To
be valid until when DVB-T2 is matured in the market), DVB-T2, IPTV Set-Top-Boxes
and Integrated Digital Television Receivers shall be as presented in the Tables
herein below:
1.0
DVB-S2 MINIMUM TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
A: SET TOP BOX (STB) MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
S/N
A. STB BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
Auto and manual search modes
2.0
Signal Quality Level indicator
3.0
Parental Control/Lock
4.0
5.0
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote control,
using AA or AAA size battery.
6.0
Languages: English and Swahili
7.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
Basic features for broadcasting
channel searching
Basic feature for signal level
indication(green or yellow) for
acceptable signal quality
Basic feature for controlling
viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier
to handle (small in size) remote
control
Availability language selection
feature: Swahili is the national
language spoken by majority
Tanzanians
PAL I is the VIDEO System for
Tanzania
8.0
Minimum 1000 channels receivable and
storable
9.0
Favourite channel list editing
10.0
Warranty: 1 year
11.0
Owner’s Manual
12.0
Marking: Each STB shall be legibly and
indelibly marked with at least the following
information:
The software programming for
channel storage caters for 00-99 or
000 to 999
hence channel storage is the best
choice
Provision for editing channels for
user preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in
the market
User manual for Understanding the
operation of the equipment as well
as troubleshooting simple
problems (English and Swahili
languages)
Basic marks to enable the
subscriber to have first-hand
information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trade-mark (if
any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) Satellite input and output terminals; and
g) Sockets for audio and video output.
B: DVB-S2 SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Input impedance
Modulation
Modulation
schemes
Frequency
Input signal level
FEC coding
1.0
RF tuner
& DVB-S2
Channel
75Ω
Single Carrier QPSK with multiple streams
QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK,32APSK
C/N range
Signal Bandwidth
Interleaving
Symbol rate
Rotated
constellations
950-2150 MHz
-25 dBm to -65 dBm
LDPC + BCH 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3,
3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
-2.0 dB (QPSK) to +16 dB (32APSK)
Depends on the transponder
Bit-Interleaving
2~45Msps
2 bit/s/Hz to 5 bit/s/Hz, optimized for
operation over non-linear transponders.
Transport stream
MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 ISO/IEC13818-1
2.0
3.0
MPEG
Transport
stream video
and Audio
Decoding
Scanning
function
Video decoding
Aspect Ratio
(image rate)
Frame frequency
Video Resolution
Audio decoding
Audio mode
MPEG-2/MPEG4 AVC(H.264)
4:3,16:9
25Hz (PAL)
720X576 (PAL) - standard definition,
1920X1080 (High definition)
MPEG-2 , MPEG-4
stereo
The STB should include a frequency scanning function to
detect the availability of DVB-S2 signals
Be capable of programme memory in case of cut off
It should be able to display the number of channel currently
being scanned
It should be able to display number of services located
The decoder shall display details of its name, network ID,
signal strength and quality
EPG: current and next programme information, 24x7 days
schedule
Auto/manual tuning
24-hourclock
OTA: STB software’s, EPG, CA features must be upgradable
over the air
Support receive mail
Provides the instant and personalized message prompt
including the following: Display and withdrawal of subtitles
 Support multi-language info
 Able to display current software and hardware version
stored in the decoders
 Able to indicate whether an updates are available or
not
 Able to indicate the unique serial number and state of
the STB decoder (error code)
 Able to indicate type of middleware and other resident
applications version numbers
4.0
Software
5.0
Interfaces
RF input connector: female connector, input impedance 75
ohms
One RCA (CINCH) female connector for video output and two
RCA (CINCH) female connectors for stereo sound output
RF output: female connector
LNB control: STB shall have provisions to provide proper
power supply and switching signal for oscillator selection and
polarization selection for LNB
6.0
Interfaces for
STB must include at least one embedded smartcard reader or
7.0
8.0
9.0
2.0
Conditional
Access
a DVB-CI (Common Interface) slot to allow any type of
conditional access module to be plugged in to the set top
box. The CI should be upgradable to newer version
Physical
attributes
Environmental
attributes
Power supply
AC 220±10%, 50±1Hz
Operating Temperature
0~45°C
Operating humidity
Up to 90%
MTBF
>80,000Hrs
Reliability
DVB-C MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
A: SET TOP BOX (STB) MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
S/N
A. STB BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
Auto and manual search modes
2.0
Signal Quality Level indicator
3.0
Parental Control/Lock
4.0
5.0
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote control,
using AA or AAA size battery.
6.0
Languages: English and Swahili
7.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
8.0
Minimum 1000 channels receivable and
storable
9.0
Favourite channel list editing
10.0
Warranty: 1 year
11.0
Owner's Manual.
Basic features for broadcasting
channel searching
Basic feature for signal level
indication(green or yellow) for
acceptable signal quality
Basic feature for controlling
viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier
to handle (small in size) remote
control
Availability language selection
feature: Swahili is the national
language spoken by majority
Tanzanians
PAL I is the VIDEO System for
Tanzania
The software programming for
channel storage caters for 00-99 or
000 to 999
hence channel storage is the best
choice
Provision for editing channels for
user preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in
the market
User manual for understanding the
operation of the equipment as well
as troubleshooting simple
12.0
Marking: Each STB shall be legibly and
indelibly marked with at least the following
information:
problems (English and Swahili
languages)
Basic marks to enable the
subscriber to have first-hand
information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trade-mark (if
any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) Cable input and output terminals; and
g) Sockets for audio and video output.
B: DVB-C SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
1.0
2.0
RF tuner
& DVB-C
Channel
MPEG
Transport
stream and
video and
Audio Decoding
Input impedance
Modulation
Modes
Modulation
schemes
Frequency
Input signal level
FEC coding
C/N range
Signal Bandwidth
Interleaving
Channel raster
Constellations
Max Bit Rates
(8MHz)
75Ω
Single Carrier QAM
Constant Coding & Modulation
16- to 256-QAM
Transport stream
Video decoding
Aspect Ratio
(image rate)
Frame frequency
Video Resolution
Audio decoding
Audio mode
MPEG-2/ISO/IEC13818-1
MPEG-2
4:3,16:9
6 and 8 MHz
-40 to -60 dBm
Reed Solomon (RS)
31 dB Min. for 64 QAM
47 MHz – 862 MHz
Bit Interleaving
6 or 8 MHz
16 QAM, 64 QAM and 256 QAM
83.1 Mbit/s
25Hz (PAL)
720X576 (PAL) - standard definition
MPEG-2
stereo
The STB should include a frequency scanning function to
detect the availability of DVB-C signals
Be capable of programme memory in case of cut off
3.0
Scanning
function
It should be able to display the number of channel currently
being scanned
It should be able to display number of services located
The decoder shall display details of its name, network ID,
signal strength and quality
EPG: current and next programme information, 24x7days
schedule
Auto/manual tuning
24-hourclock
OTA: STB software’s, EPG, CA features must be upgradable
over the air
Support Receive mail
Provides the instant and personalized message prompt
including the following: Display and withdrawal of subtitles
 Support multi-language info
 Able to display current software and hardware version
stored in the decoders
 Able to indicate whether an updates are available or
not
 Able to indicate the unique serial number and state of
the STB decoder (error code)
 Able to indicate type of middleware and other resident
applications version numbers
4.0
Software
5.0
Interfaces
Input interfaces: Multiple Transport Stream and Generic
Stream Encapsulation (GSE)
RF input/output 75 ohms impedance, female connector
Output video 1 x RCA(cinch) type; Output audio (L and R) 2 x
RCA (cinch) type
6.0
Interfaces for
Conditional
Access
STB must include at least one embedded smartcard reader or
a DVB-CI (Common Interface) slot to allow any type of
conditional access module to be plugged in to the set top
box. The CI should be upgradable to newer version
7.0
Physical
attributes
Environmental
attributes
Power supply
AC 220±10%, 50±1Hz
Operating Temperature
0~45°C
Operating humidity
Up to 90%
MTBF
>80,000Hrs
8.0
9.0
Reliability
NB: THE ABOVE DVB-C SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE VALID UNTIL WHEN DVB-C2
IS MATURED IN THE MARKET
3.0
DVB-C2 MINIMUM TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
A: SET TOP BOX (STB) MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
S/N
A. STB BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
Auto and manual search modes
2.0
Signal Quality Level indicator
3.0
Parental Control/Lock
4.0
5.0
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote control,
using AA or AAA size battery.
6.0
Languages: English and Swahili
7.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
8.0
Minimum 1000 channels receivable and
storable
9.0
Favourite channel list editing
10.0
Warranty: 1 year
11.0
Owner's Manual.
12.0
Marking: Each STB shall be legibly and
indelibly marked with at least the following
information:
Basic features for broadcasting
channel searching
Basic feature for signal level
indication(green or yellow) for
acceptable signal quality
Basic feature for controlling
viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier
to handle (small in size) remote
control
Availability language selection
feature: Swahili is the national
language spoken by majority
Tanzanians
PAL I is the VIDEO System for
Tanzania
The software programming for
channel storage caters for 00-99 or
000 to 999
hence channel storage is the best
choice
Provision for editing channels for
user preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in
the market
User manual for understanding the
operation of the equipment as well
as troubleshooting simple
problems (English and Swahili
languages)
Basic marks to enable the
subscriber to have first-hand
information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trade-mark (if
any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) Cable input and output terminals; and
g) Sockets for audio and video output.
B: DVB-C2 SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Input impedance
Modulation
Modes
1.0
RF tuner
& DVB-C2
Channel
Modulation
schemes
Frequency
Service specific
robustness
Input signal level
FEC coding
C/N range
Inverse Fast
Fourier transform
(IFFT) size
Signal Bandwidth
Guard Intervals
Interleaving
Channel raster
Constellations
Pilots Pattern
Max Bit Rates
(8MHz)
2.0
3.0
MPEG
Transport
stream and
video and
Audio Decoding
Scanning
function
Transport stream
Video decoding
Aspect Ratio
(image rate)
Frame frequency
Video Resolution
Audio decoding
Audio mode
75Ω
OFDM
Variable Coding & Modulation and
Adaptive Coding & Modulation
16- to 4096-QAM
Flexible, 8 MHz or several hundred MHz
Single and multiple PLP (physical layer
pipes)
-31 to -65 dBm
LDPC + BCH 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9,
9/10
-2.0 dB (QPSK) to +16 dB (32APSK)
4k
47 MHz – 862 MHz
1/64 or 1/128
Bit, Time and Frequency Interleaving
6 or 8 MHz
5 constellations, ranging in spectrum
efficiency from 1 to 10.8 bit/s/Hz,
optimized for operation in cable networks
Scattered and Continual Pilots
83.1 Mbit/s
MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 ISO/IEC13818-1
MPEG-2/MPEG4 AVC (H.264)
4:3,16:9
25Hz (PAL)
720X576 (PAL) -standard definition,
1920X1080 (High definition)
MPEG-2 , MPEG-4
stereo
The STB should include a frequency scanning function to
detect the availability of DVB-C2 signals
Be capable of programme memory in case of cut off
It should be able to display the number of channel currently
being scanned
It should be able to display number of services located
The decoder shall display details of its name, network ID,
signal strength and quality
EPG: current and next programme information, 24x7days
schedule
Auto/manual tuning
24-hourclock
OTA: STB software’s, EPG, CA features must be upgradable
over the air
Support Receive mail
Provides the instant and personalized message prompt
including the following: Display and withdrawal of subtitles
 Support multi-language info
 Able to display current software and hardware version
stored in the decoders
 Able to indicate whether an updates are available or
not
 Able to indicate the unique serial number and state of
the STB decoder (error code)
 Able to indicate type of middleware and other resident
applications version numbers
4.0
Software
5.0
Interfaces
Input interfaces: Multiple Transport Stream and Generic
Stream Encapsulation (GSE)
RF input/output 75 ohms impedance, female connector
Output video 1 x RCA(cinch) type; Output audio (L and R) 2 x
RCA (cinch) type
6.0
Interfaces for
Conditional
Access
STB must include at least one embedded smartcard reader or
a DVB-CI (Common Interface) slot to allow any type of
conditional access module to be plugged in to the set top
box. The CI should be upgradable to newer version
7.0
Physical
attributes
Environmental
attributes
Power supply
AC 220±10%, 50±1Hz
Operating Temperature
0~45°C
Operating humidity
Up to 90%
MTBF
>80,000Hrs
8.0
9.0
Reliability
4.0
DVB-T MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
A: SET TOP BOX (STB) MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
S/N
A. STB BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
Auto and manual search modes
2.0
Signal Quality Level indicator
3.0
Parental Control/Lock
4.0
5.0
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote control,
using AA or AAA size battery.
6.0
Languages: English and Swahili
7.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
8.0
Minimum 1000 channels receivable and
storable
9.0
Favourite channel list editing
10.0
Warranty: 1 year
11.0
Owner’s Manual.
12.0
Marking: Each STB shall be legibly and
indelibly marked with at least the following
information:
Basic features for broadcasting
channel searching
Basic feature for signal level
indication(green or yellow) for
acceptable signal quality
Basic feature for controlling
viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier
to handle (small in size) remote
control
Availability language selection
feature: Swahili is the national
language spoken by majority
Tanzanians
PAL I is the VIDEO System for
Tanzania
The software programming for
channel storage caters for 00-99 or
000 to 999
hence channel storage is the best
choice
Provision for editing channels for
user preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in
the market
User manual for Understanding the
operation of the equipment as well
as troubleshooting simple
problems (English and Swahili
languages)
Basic marks to enable the
subscriber to have first-hand
information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trade-mark (if
any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) RF input and output terminals; and
g) Sockets for audio and video output.
B:DVB-T SHALL HAVE FOLLOWING MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Input impedance
Modulation
Frequency
Input signal level
FEC coding
FTT Size
C/N range
1.0
RF tuner
& DVB-T
Channel
Guard intervals
Channel raster
(width)
Signal Bandwidth
Interleaving
Max Bit Rates
(8MHz)
Used Bit Rates
(8MHz)
2.0
3.0
MPEG
Transport
stream video
and Audio
Decoding
Scanning
function
Transport stream
Video decoding
Aspect Ratio
(image rate)
Frame frequency
Video Resolution
Audio decoding
Audio mode
Audio sampling
rate
75Ω
COFDM: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
VHF (174-230MHz) - optional, UHF (470–
862 MHz)
-33dBm to -81dBm
Convolutional Coding + Reed Solomon
1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
2k, 8k
3dB (QPSK) to 7dB (64QAM)
1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
7MHz (VHF), 8MHz (UHF)
7.61 MHz in the 8 MHz channel; 6.66
MHz in the 7 MHz channel
Bit+ Frequency
32 Mbit/s
5 to 32 Mbit/s
MPEG-2 ISO/IEC13818
MPEG-2/MPEG4AVC
4:3,16:9
25Hz (PAL)
720X576 (PAL) - standard definition,
1920X1080 (High definition)
MPEG-2 MUSICAM Layer I&II/HEAAC
Single track/dual track/stereo
32KHz, 44.1KHz, 48KHz., 96KHz
(optional)
The STB should include a frequency scanning function to
detect the availability of DVB-T signals
It should also automatically list the content of the terrestrial
bouquet by reading the PSI/SI streams and
Be capable of programme memory in case of cut off
It should be able to display the number of channel currently
being scanned
It should be able to display number of services located
Where the multiplex is seized, the decoder shall display
details of its name, network ID, signal strength and quality
4.0
Software
EPG: current and next programme information. 24x7days
schedule.
Auto/manual tuning
24-hourclock
OTA: STB software’s, EPG, CA features must be upgradable
over the air. (USB Upgrade-optional)
Support receive mail
Provides the instant and personalized message prompt
including the following:






Display and withdrawal of subtitles
Support multi-language info
Able to display current software and hardware version
stored in the decoders
Able to indicate whether an updates are available or
not
Able to indicate the unique serial number and state of
the STB decoder (error code)
Able to indicate the received multiplex with indications
of signal strength and bit errors rates based on the
received PLP
Able to indicate type of middleware and other resident
applications version numbers
5.0
Additional
Hardware
PVR (optional)
6.0
Teletext
&Teletext
subtitle
It is able to display Teletext using the OSD and/or by the
insertion of the Teletext data in the VBI of the analogue CVBS
Video Output
7.0
Interfaces
RF input connector: IEC169-2 female, input impedance 75
ohms
One RCA (CINCH) female connector for video output and two
RCA (CINCH) female connectors for stereo sound output
RF bypass (loop) IEC169-2 male
RF output via a PAL-G modulator
SCART interface (optional)
HDMI interface (optional)
Should include at least one RF cable to connect the unit with
its associated analogue television receiver
8.0
Interfaces for
Conditional
Access
STB must include at least one embedded smartcard reader or
a DVB-CI (Common Interface) slot to allow any type of
conditional access module to be plugged in to the set top
box. The CI should be upgradable to newer version
9.0
10.0
11.0
Physical
attributes
Environmental
attributes
Reliability
Power supply: AC 220±10%, 50±1Hz
Power: Energy star(option)
Operating Temperature: 0~45°C
Operating humidity: Up to 90%
MTBF: >80,000Hrs
NB: THE ABOVE DVB-T SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE VALID UNTIL WHEN DVB-T2
IS MATURED IN THE MARKET
5.0
DVB-T2 MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
A: SET TOP BOX (STB) MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
S/N
A. STB BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
Auto and manual search modes
2.0
Signal Quality Level indicator
3.0
Parental Control/Lock
4.0
5.0
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote control,
using AA or AAA size battery.
6.0
Languages: English and Swahili
7.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
8.0
Minimum 1000 channels receivable and
storable
9.0
Favourite channel list editing
10.0
Warranty: 1 year
11.0
Owner’s Manual.
12.0
Marking: Each STB shall be legibly and
indelibly marked with at least the following
information:
Basic features for broadcasting
channel searching
Basic feature for signal level
indication(green or yellow) for
acceptable signal quality
Basic feature for controlling
viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier
to handle (small in size) remote
control
Availability language selection
feature: Swahili is the national
language spoken by majority
Tanzanians
PAL I is the VIDEO System for
Tanzania
The software programming for
channel storage caters for 00-99 or
000 to 999
hence channel storage is the best
choice
Provision for editing channels for
user preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in
the market
User manual for Understanding the
operation of the equipment as well
as troubleshooting simple
problems (English and Swahili
languages)
Basic marks to enable the
subscriber to have first-hand
information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trade-mark (if
any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) RF input and output terminals; and
g) Sockets for audio and video output.
B:DVB-T2 SHALL HAVE FOLLOWING MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Input
impedance
Modulation
Frequency
Input signal
level
FEC coding
1.0
RF tuner
& DVB-T2
Channel
FTT Size
C/N range
(Rice
channel)
Pilot Pattern
Guard intervals
Channel raster
Signal
Bandwidth
Service specific
robustness
Interleaving
Diversity
Rotated
constellations
Mode of
Extensions
Max Bit Rates
(8MHz)
Used Bit Rates
(8MHz)
GE06
75Ω
COFDM:QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
VHF(174-230MHz)-optional, UHF(470–
700MHz)
-35dBm to -85dBm
LDPC Code+ BCH Code, Code rates :1/2,
3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6
1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, 16K, 32K
3dB (QPSK1/2) to 24dB (256QAM5/6)
PP1 to PP8
1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/128, 19/128,
19/256
7MHz (VHF),8MHz(UHF), 1.7MHz (VHF)optional
8MHz corresponds to 7.61 MHz in the
normal carrier mode, 7.71 MHz for 8k,
while 7.777 MHz for 16k and 32k
Physical Layer Pipes (PLP)
Bit+ Cell + Time + Frequency
SISI, MISO, (SIMO, MIMI if diversity
receiver)
Significant robustness gain in channels
with severe degradations (multipath, SFN
operation, narrow band interference…)
Future Extension Frame(FEF)
50.3Mbit/s,(32Ke,256QAM,CR=5/6,GI=1/
28,PP7)
Portable SFN:25.0Mbit/s, Fixed
SFN:37.0Mbit/s, Fixed MFN:40.2Mbit/s
Signal is under the mask of DVB-T2
2.0
MPEG Transport
stream video
and Audio
Decoding
compatible
(power level measured in a 4KHz
bandwidth)
Transport
stream
Video decoding
Aspect Ratio
(image rate)
Frame
frequency
Video Resolution
MPEG-2ISO/IEC13818
Audio decoding
Audio mode
Audio sampling
rate
3.0
4.0
Scanning
function
Software
MPEG-2/MPEG4AVC (H.264)
4:3,16:9
25Hz (PAL)
720X576 (PAL) - standard definition,
1920X1080 (High definition)
MPEG-2 MUSICAM Layer I&II/HEAAC
Single track/dual track/stereo
32KHz, 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 96KHz (optional)
The STB should include a frequency scanning function to
detect the availability of DVB-T signals
It should also automatically list the content of the terrestrial
bouquet by reading the PSI/SI streams and
Be capable of programme memory in case of cut off
It should be able to display the number of channel currently
being scanned
It should be able to display number of services located
Where the multiplex is seized, the decoder shall display
details of its name, network ID, signal strength and quality
EPG: current and next programme information, 24x7days
schedule
Auto/manual tuning
24-hourclock
OTA: STB software’s, EPG, CA features must be upgradable
over the air. (USB Upgrade-optional)
Support receive mail
Provides the instant and personalized message prompt
including the following:





Display and withdrawal of subtitles
Support multi-language info
Able to display current software and hardware
version stored in the decoders
Able to indicate whether an updates are available or
not
Able to indicate the unique serial number and state of
the STB decoder (error code)
Able to indicate the received multiplex with
indications of signal strength and bit errors rates

based on the received PLP
Able to indicate type of middleware and other
resident applications version numbers
5.0
Additional
Hardware
PVR (optional)
6.0
Teletext
&Teletext
subtitle
It is able to display Teletext using the OSD and/or by the
insertion of the Teletext data in the VBI of the analogue
CVBS Video Output
7.0
Interfaces
RF input connector: IEC169-2 female, input impedance 75
ohms
One RCA (CINCH) female connector for video output and
two RCA (CINCH) female connectors for stereo sound
output
RF bypass (loop) IEC169-2 male
RF output via a PAL-G modulator
SCART interface (optional)
HDMI interface (optional)
Should include at least one RF cable to connect the unit with
its associated analogue television receiver
8.0
Interfaces for
Conditional
Access
STB must include at least one embedded smartcard reader
or a DVB-CI (Common Interface) slot to allow any type of
conditional access module to be plugged in to the set top
box. The CI should be upgradable to newer version
9.0
Physical
attributes
Environmental
attributes
Reliability
Power supply: AC 220±10%, 50±1Hz
Power: Energy star(option)
Operating Temperature: 0~45°C
Operating humidity: Up to 90%
MTBF: >80,000Hrs
10.0
11.0
6.0 MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR INTEGRATED DIGITAL
TERRESTRIAL, SATELLITE AND CABLE TELEVISION (IDTV)
1. SCOPE
This specification describes a baseline profile, based on open specifications for Standard
(SD) and High Definition (HD) integrated Digital Television (IDTV) receivers for the
reception of digital terrestrial, satellite and cable television signals. This profile is based
predominantly on Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) specifications.
2. REFERENCES
The Standards listed in Annex I contains provisions which, through reference in this text,
constitute provisions of this specifications. All specifications are subject to revision.
3. REQUIREMENTS
The IDTV shall comply to the following:i.
Terrestrial, satellite and cable services. IDTV receivers shall fully comply with
detailed specifications in Table I.
ii.
The manufacturer shall ensure compatibility/interfacing with Consumer
Electronic equipment such as Audio and Video systems in the country.
TABLE I
A: INTEGRATED DIGITAL TELEVISION – SATELLITE (DVB-S2) MINIMUM
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
S/N
I. BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
Auto and manual search modes
2.0
Signal Quality Level indicator
3.0
4.0
5.0
Parental Control/Lock
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote
control, using AA or AAA size
battery.
Languages: English and Swahili
Basic features for broadcasting channel
searching
Basic feature for signal level
indication(green or yellow) for acceptable
signal quality
Basic feature for controlling viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier to
handle (small in size) remote control
6.0
7.0
8.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
Minimum 1000 channels receivable
and storable
9.0
Favourite channel list editing
10.0 Warranty: 1 year
11.0 Owner’s Manual
12.0 Marking: Each iDTV shall be legibly
and indelibly marked with at least the
following information:
Availability language selection feature:
Swahili is the national language spoken by
majority Tanzanians
PAL I is the VIDEO System for Tanzania
The software programming for channel
storage caters for 00-99 or 000 to 999
hence channel storage is the best choice
Provision for editing channels for user
preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in the
market
User manual for Understanding the
operation of the equipment as well as
troubleshooting simple problems (English
and Swahili languages)
Basic marks to enable the subscriber to
have first-hand information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trademark (if any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and
frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) Satellite input and output
terminals; and
g) Sockets for audio and video
output.
II: MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Input
impedance
Modulation
Modulation
schemes
Frequency
Input signal
level
FEC coding
1.0
2.0
RF tuner
& DVB-S2
Channel
C/N range
Signal
Bandwidth
Interleaving
Symbol rate
Rotated
constellations
MPEG
Transport
stream video
and Audio
Decoding
Transport
stream
Video
decoding
Aspect Ratio
(image rate)
Frame
frequency
Video
Resolution
Audio
decoding
Audio mode
75Ω
Single Carrier QPSK with multiple streams
QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK,32APSK
950-2150 MHz
-25 dBm to -65 dBm
LDPC + BCH 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4,
4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
-2.0 dB (QPSK) to +16 dB (32APSK)
Depends on the transponder
Bit-Interleaving
2~45Msps
2 bit/s/Hz to 5 bit/s/Hz, optimized for operation
over non-linear transponders.
MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 ISO/IEC13818-1
MPEG-2/MPEG4 AVC(H.264)
4:3,16:9
25Hz (PAL)
720X576 (PAL) - standard definition, 1920X1080
(High definition)
MPEG-2 , MPEG-4
stereo
The IDTV should include a frequency scanning function to detect
the availability of DVB-S2 signals
3.0
Scanning
function
Be capable of programme memory in case of cut off
It should be able to display the number of channel currently
being scanned
It should be able to display number of services located
The receiver shall display details of its name, network ID, signal
strength and quality
EPG: current and next programme information, 24x7 days
schedule
Auto/manual tuning
24-hourclock
OTA: IDTV software’s, EPG, CA features must be upgradable
over the air
Support receives mail.
Provides the instant and personalized message prompt including
the following: Display and withdrawal of subtitles
 Support multi-language info
 Able to display current software and hardware version
stored in the receivers
 Able to indicate whether an updates are available or not
 Able to indicate the unique serial number and state of the
IDTV receiver (error code)
 Able to indicate type of middleware and other resident
applications version numbers
4.0
Software
5.0
Interfaces
RF input connector: female connector, input impedance 75 ohms
One RCA (CINCH) female connector for video output and two
RCA (CINCH) female connectors for stereo sound output
RF output: female connector
LNB control: IDTV shall have provisions to provide proper power
supply and switching signal for oscillator selection and
polarization selection for LNB
6.0
Interfaces for
Conditional
Access
IDTV must include at least one embedded smartcard reader or a
DVB-CI (Common Interface) slot to allow any type of conditional
access module to be plugged in to the set top box. The CI
should be upgradable to newer version
7.0
Physical
attributes
Environmental
attributes
Power supply
AC 220±10%, 50±1Hz
8.0
Operating Temperature
0~45°C
Operating humidity
Up to 90%
9.0
Reliability
MTBF
>80,000Hrs
B: INTEGRATED DIGITAL TELEVISION – CABLE (DVB-C) MINIMUM TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
S/N
I. BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
Auto and manual search modes
2.0
Signal Quality Level indicator
3.0
4.0
5.0
Parental Control/Lock
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote
control, using AA or AAA size
battery.
Languages: English and Swahili
Basic features for broadcasting channel
searching
Basic feature for signal level indication(green
or yellow) for acceptable signal quality
Basic feature for controlling viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier to handle
(small in size) remote control
6.0
7.0
8.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
Minimum 1000 channels receivable
and storable
9.0
Favourite channel list editing
10.0 Warranty: 1 year
11.0 Owner's Manual.
12.0 Marking: Each IDTV shall be legibly
and indelibly marked with at least
the following information:
Availability language selection feature:
Swahili is the national language spoken by
majority Tanzanians
PAL I is the VIDEO System for Tanzania
The software programming for channel
storage caters for 00-99 or 000 to 999
hence channel storage is the best choice
Provision for editing channels for user
preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in the
market
User manual for understanding the operation
of the equipment as well as troubleshooting
simple problems (English and Swahili
languages)
Basic marks to enable the subscriber to have
first-hand information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trademark (if any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and
frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) Cable input and output
terminals; and
g) Sockets for audio and video
output.
II: MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Input
impedance
Modulation
75Ω
Single Carrier QAM
1.0
2.0
3.0
4.0
RF tuner
& DVB-C
Channel
MPEG
Transport
stream and
video and
Audio
Decoding
Scanning
function
Software
Modes
Modulation
schemes
Frequency
Input signal
level
FEC coding
C/N range
Signal
Bandwidth
Interleaving
Channel
raster
Constellations
Max Bit Rates
(8MHz)
Constant Coding & Modulation
16- to 256-QAM
Transport
stream
Video
decoding
Aspect Ratio
(image rate)
Frame
frequency
Video
Resolution
Audio
decoding
Audio mode
MPEG-2/ISO/IEC13818-1
6 and 8 MHz
-40 to -60 dBm
Reed Solomon (RS)
31 dB Min. for 64 QAM
47 MHz – 862 MHz
Bit Interleaving
6 or 8 MHz
16 QAM, 64 QAM and 256 QAM
83.1 Mbit/s
MPEG-2
4:3,16:9
25Hz (PAL)
720X576 (PAL) - standard definition
MPEG-2
stereo
The IDTV should include a frequency scanning function to detect
the availability of DVB-C signals
Be capable of programme memory in case of cut off
It should be able to display the number of channel currently
being scanned
It should be able to display number of services located
The receiver shall display details of its name, network ID, signal
strength and quality
EPG: current and next programme information, 24x7days
schedule
Auto/manual tuning
24-hourclock
OTA: IDTV software’s, EPG, CA features must be upgradable
over the air
Support Receive mail
Provides the instant and personalized message prompt including
the following: Display and withdrawal of subtitles
 Support multi-language info
 Able to display current software and hardware version
stored in the receivers
 Able to indicate whether an updates are available or not
 Able to indicate the unique serial number and state of the
IDTV receiver (error code)
 Able to indicate type of middleware and other resident
applications version numbers
5.0
Interfaces
Input interfaces: Multiple Transport Stream and Generic Stream
Encapsulation (GSE)
RF input/output 75 ohms impedance, female connector
Output video 1 x RCA(cinch) type; Output audio (L and R) 2 x
RCA (cinch) type
6.0
Interfaces for
Conditional
Access
IDTV must include at least one embedded smartcard reader or a
DVB-CI (Common Interface) slot to allow any type of conditional
access module to be plugged in to the set top box. The CI
should be upgradable to newer version
7.0
Physical
attributes
Environmental
attributes
S/N
I. BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
Auto and manual search modes
2.0
Signal Quality Level indicator
3.0
4.0
5.0
Parental Control/Lock
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote
control, using AA or AAA size
battery.
Languages: English and Swahili
Basic features for broadcasting channel
searching
Basic feature for signal level indication(green
or yellow) for acceptable signal quality
Basic feature for controlling viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier to handle
(small in size) remote control
Power supply
AC 220±10%, 50±1Hz
8.0
Operating Temperature
0~45°C
Operating humidity
Up to 90%
9.0
Reliability
MTBF
>80,000Hrs
C: INTEGRATED DIGITAL TELEVISION – CABLE (DVB-C2) MINIMUM
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
6.0
Availability language selection feature:
Swahili is the national language spoken by
majority Tanzanians
7.0
8.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
Minimum 1000 channels receivable
and storable
9.0
Favourite channel list editing
10.0 Warranty: 1 year
11.0 Owner's Manual.
12.0 Marking: Each IDTV shall be legibly
and indelibly marked with at least
the following information:
PAL I is the VIDEO System for Tanzania
The software programming for channel
storage caters for 00-99 or 000 to 999
hence channel storage is the best choice
Provision for editing channels for user
preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in the
market
User manual for understanding the operation
of the equipment as well as troubleshooting
simple problems (English and Swahili
languages)
Basic marks to enable the subscriber to have
first-hand information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trademark (if any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and
frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) Cable input and output
terminals; and
g) Sockets for audio and video
output.
II: MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Input
impedance
Modulation
Modes
1.0
RF tuner
& DVB-C2
Channel
Modulation
schemes
Frequency
Service
specific
robustness
Input signal
level
FEC coding
C/N range
Inverse Fast
Fourier
transform
(IFFT) size
75Ω
OFDM
Variable Coding & Modulation and Adaptive
Coding & Modulation
16- to 4096-QAM
Flexible, 8 MHz or several hundred MHz
Single and multiple PLP (physical layer pipes)
-31 to -65 dBm
LDPC + BCH 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
-2.0 dB (QPSK) to +16 dB (32APSK)
4k
Signal
Bandwidth
Guard
Intervals
Interleaving
Channel
raster
Constellations
47 MHz – 862 MHz
Transport
stream
Video
decoding
Aspect Ratio
(image rate)
Frame
frequency
Video
Resolution
Audio
decoding
Audio mode
MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 ISO/IEC13818-1
1/64 or 1/128
Bit, Time and Frequency Interleaving
6 or 8 MHz
5 constellations, ranging in spectrum efficiency
from 1 to 10.8 bit/s/Hz, optimized for operation
in cable networks
Pilots Pattern Scattered and Continual Pilots
Max Bit Rates 83.1 Mbit/s
(8MHz)
2.0
3.0
4.0
MPEG
Transport
stream and
video and
Audio
Decoding
Scanning
function
Software
MPEG-2/MPEG4 AVC (H.264)
4:3,16:9
25Hz (PAL)
720X576 (PAL) -standard definition, 1920X1080
(High definition)
MPEG-2 , MPEG-4
stereo
The IDTV should include a frequency scanning function to detect
the availability of DVB-C2 signals
Be capable of programme memory in case of cut off
It should be able to display the number of channel currently
being scanned
It should be able to display number of services located
The receiver shall display details of its name, network ID, signal
strength and quality
EPG: current and next programme information, 24x7days
schedule
Auto/manual tuning
24-hourclock
OTA: IDTV software’s, EPG, CA features must be upgradable
over the air
Support Receive mail
Provides the instant and personalized message prompt including
the following: Display and withdrawal of subtitles
 Support multi-language info




Able to display current software and hardware version
stored in the receivers
Able to indicate whether an updates are available or not
Able to indicate the unique serial number and state of the
IDTV receiver (error code)
Able to indicate type of middleware and other resident
applications version numbers
5.0
Interfaces
Input interfaces: Multiple Transport Stream and Generic Stream
Encapsulation (GSE)
RF input/output 75 ohms impedance, female connector
Output video 1 x RCA(cinch) type; Output audio (L and R) 2 x
RCA (cinch) type
6.0
Interfaces for
Conditional
Access
IDTV must include at least one embedded smartcard reader or a
DVB-CI (Common Interface) slot to allow any type of conditional
access module to be plugged in to the set top box. The CI
should be upgradable to newer version
7.0
Physical
attributes
Environmental
attributes
S/N
I. BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
Auto and manual search modes
2.0
Signal Quality Level indicator
3.0
4.0
5.0
Parental Control/Lock
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote
control, using AA or AAA size
battery.
Languages: English and Swahili
Basic features for broadcasting channel
searching
Basic feature for signal level indication(green
or yellow) for acceptable signal quality
Basic feature for controlling viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier to handle
(small in size) remote control
Power supply
AC 220±10%, 50±1Hz
8.0
Operating Temperature
0~45°C
Operating humidity
Up to 90%
9.0
Reliability
MTBF
>80,000Hrs
D: INTEGRATED DIGITAL TELEVISION – TERESTRIAL (DVB-T) MINIMUM
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
6.0
7.0
8.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
Minimum 1000 channels receivable
and storable
Availability language selection feature:
Swahili is the national language spoken by
majority Tanzanians
PAL I is the VIDEO System for Tanzania
The software programming for channel
storage caters for 00-99 or 000 to 999
hence channel storage is the best choice
9.0
Favourite channel list editing
10.0 Warranty: 1 year
11.0 Owner’s Manual.
12.0 Marking: Each IDTV shall be legibly
and indelibly marked with at least
the following information:
Provision for editing channels for user
preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in the
market
User manual for Understanding the operation
of the equipment as well as troubleshooting
simple problems (English and Swahili
languages)
Basic marks to enable the subscriber to have
first-hand information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trademark (if any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and
frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) RF input and output terminals;
and
g) Sockets for audio and video
output.
II: MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Input
impedance
Modulation
Frequency
Input signal
level
FEC coding
FTT Size
C/N range
1.0
RF tuner
& DVB-T
Channel
Guard
intervals
Channel
raster (width)
Signal
Bandwidth
Interleaving
Max Bit Rates
(8MHz)
Used Bit
Rates (8MHz)
75Ω
COFDM: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
VHF (174-230MHz) - optional, UHF (470– 862
MHz)
-33dBm to -81dBm
Convolutional Coding + Reed Solomon 1/2, 2/3,
3/4, 5/6, 7/8
2k, 8k
3dB (QPSK) to 7dB (64QAM)
1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
7MHz (VHF), 8MHz (UHF)
7.61 MHz in the 8 MHz channel; 6.66 MHz in the
7 MHz channel
Bit+ Frequency
32 Mbit/s
5 to 32 Mbit/s
2.0
3.0
4.0
MPEG
Transport
stream video
and Audio
Decoding
Scanning
function
Software
Transport
stream
Video
decoding
Aspect Ratio
(image rate)
Frame
frequency
Video
Resolution
Audio
decoding
Audio mode
Audio
sampling rate
MPEG-2 ISO/IEC13818
MPEG-2/MPEG4AVC
4:3,16:9
25Hz (PAL)
720X576 (PAL) - standard definition, 1920X1080
(High definition)
MPEG-2 MUSICAM Layer I&II/HEAAC
Single track/dual track/stereo
32KHz, 44.1KHz, 48KHz., 96KHz (optional)
The IDTV should include a frequency scanning function to detect
the availability of DVB-T signals
It should also automatically list the content of the terrestrial
bouquet by reading the PSI/SI streams and
Be capable of programme memory in case of cut off
It should be able to display the number of channel currently
being scanned
It should be able to display number of services located
Where the multiplex is seized, the receiver shall display details
of its name, network ID, signal strength and quality
EPG: current and next programme information. 24x7days
schedule.
Auto/manual tuning
24-hourclock
OTA: IDTV software’s, EPG, CA features must be upgradable
over the air. (USB Upgrade-optional)
Support receive mail
Provides the instant and personalized message prompt including
the following:






Display and withdrawal of subtitles
Support multi-language info
Able to display current software and hardware version
stored in the receivers
Able to indicate whether an updates are available or not
Able to indicate the unique serial number and state of the
IDTV receiver (error code)
Able to indicate the received multiplex with indications of
signal strength and bit errors rates based on the received
PLP
Able to indicate type of middleware and other resident
applications version numbers
5.0
Additional
Hardware
PVR (optional)
6.0
Teletext
&Teletext
subtitle
It is able to display Teletext using the OSD and/or by the
insertion of the Teletext data in the VBI of the analogue CVBS
Video Output
7.0
Interfaces
RF input connector: IEC169-2 female, input impedance 75 ohms
One RCA (CINCH) female connector for video output and two
RCA (CINCH) female connectors for stereo sound output
RF bypass (loop) IEC169-2 male
RF output via a PAL-G modulator
SCART interface (optional)
HDMI interface (optional)
Should include at least one RF cable to connect the unit with its
associated analogue television receiver
8.0
Interfaces for
Conditional
Access
IDTV must include at least one embedded smartcard reader or a
DVB-CI (Common Interface) slot to allow any type of conditional
access module to be plugged in to the set top box. The CI
should be upgradable to newer version
9.0
Physical
Power supply: AC 220±10%, 50±1Hz
attributes
Power: Energy star(option)
10.0 Environmental Operating Temperature: 0~45°C
attributes
Operating humidity: Up to 90%
11.0 Reliability
MTBF: >80,000Hrs
E: INTEGRATED DIGITAL TELEVISION – TERESTRIAL (DVB-T2) MINIMUM
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
S/N
I. BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
Auto and manual search modes
2.0
Signal Quality Level indicator
3.0
4.0
5.0
6.0
Parental Control/Lock
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote
control, using AA or AAA size
battery.
Languages: English and Swahili
Basic features for broadcasting channel
searching
Basic feature for signal level indication(green
or yellow) for acceptable signal quality
Basic feature for controlling viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier to handle
(small in size) remote control
7.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
Availability language selection feature:
Swahili is the national language spoken by
majority Tanzanians
PAL I is the VIDEO System for Tanzania
8.0
Minimum 1000 channels receivable
and storable
9.0
Favourite channel list editing
10.0 Warranty: 1 year
11.0 Owner’s Manual.
12.0 Marking: Each IDTV shall be legibly
and indelibly marked with at least
the following information:
The software programming for channel
storage caters for 00-99 or 000 to 999
hence channel storage is the best choice
Provision for editing channels for user
preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in the
market
User manual for Understanding the operation
of the equipment as well as troubleshooting
simple problems (English and Swahili
languages)
Basic marks to enable the subscriber to have
first-hand information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trademark (if any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and
frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) RF input and output terminals;
and
g) Sockets for audio and video
output.
II: MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Input
impedance
Modulation
Frequency
Input signal
level
FEC coding
1.0
RF tuner
& DVB-T2
Channel
FTT Size
C/N range
(Rice
channel)
Pilot Pattern
Guard
intervals
Channel
raster
Signal
Bandwidth
Service
75Ω
COFDM:QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
VHF(174-230MHz)-optional, UHF(470– 700MHz)
-35dBm to -85dBm
LDPC Code+ BCH Code, Code rates :1/2, 3/5,
2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6
1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, 16K, 32K
3dB (QPSK1/2) to 24dB (256QAM5/6)
PP1 to PP8
1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/128, 19/128, 19/256
7MHz (VHF),8MHz(UHF), 1.7MHz (VHF)-optional
8MHz corresponds to 7.61 MHz in the normal
carrier mode, 7.71 MHz for 8k, while 7.777 MHz
for 16k and 32k
Physical Layer Pipes (PLP)
specific
robustness
Interleaving
Diversity
Rotated
constellations
Mode of
Extensions
Max Bit Rates
(8MHz)
Used Bit
Rates (8MHz)
GE06
compatible
2.0
3.0
MPEG
Transport
stream video
and Audio
Decoding
Scanning
function
Transport
stream
Video
decoding
Aspect Ratio
(image rate)
Frame
frequency
Video
Resolution
Audio
decoding
Audio mode
Audio
sampling rate
Bit+ Cell + Time + Frequency
SISI, MISO, (SIMO, MIMI if diversity receiver)
Significant robustness gain in channels with
severe degradations (multipath, SFN operation,
narrow band interference…)
Future Extension Frame(FEF)
50.3Mbit/s,(32Ke,256QAM,CR=5/6,GI=1/28,PP7)
Portable SFN:25.0Mbit/s, Fixed SFN:37.0Mbit/s,
Fixed MFN:40.2Mbit/s
Signal is under the mask of DVB-T2 (power level
measured in a 4KHz bandwidth)
MPEG-2ISO/IEC13818
MPEG-2/MPEG4AVC (H.264)
4:3,16:9
25Hz (PAL)
720X576 (PAL) - standard definition, 1920X1080
(High definition)
MPEG-2 MUSICAM Layer I&II/HEAAC
Single track/dual track/stereo
32KHz, 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 96KHz (optional)
The IDTV should include a frequency scanning function to detect
the availability of DVB-T signals
It should also automatically list the content of the terrestrial
bouquet by reading the PSI/SI streams and
Be capable of programme memory in case of cut off
It should be able to display the number of channel currently
being scanned
It should be able to display number of services located
Where the multiplex is seized, the receiver shall display details
of its name, network ID, signal strength and quality
EPG: current and next programme information, 24x7days
schedule
Auto/manual tuning
24-hourclock
OTA: IDTV software’s, EPG, CA features must be upgradable
4.0
Software
over the air. (USB Upgrade-optional)
Support receive mail
Provides the instant and personalized message prompt including
the following:






Display and withdrawal of subtitles
Support multi-language info
Able to display current software and hardware version
stored in the receivers
Able to indicate whether an updates are available or not
Able to indicate the unique serial number and state of the
IDTV receiver (error code)
Able to indicate the received multiplex with indications of
signal strength and bit errors rates based on the received
PLP
Able to indicate type of middleware and other resident
applications version numbers
5.0
Additional
Hardware
PVR (optional)
6.0
Teletext
&Teletext
subtitle
It is able to display Teletext using the OSD and/or by the
insertion of the Teletext data in the VBI of the analogue CVBS
Video Output
7.0
Interfaces
RF input connector: IEC169-2 female, input impedance 75 ohms
One RCA (CINCH) female connector for video output and two
RCA (CINCH) female connectors for stereo sound output
RF bypass (loop) IEC169-2 male
RF output via a PAL-G modulator
SCART interface (optional)
HDMI interface (optional)
Should include at least one RF cable to connect the unit with its
associated analogue television receiver
8.0
Interfaces for
Conditional
Access
IDTV must include at least one embedded smartcard reader or a
DVB-CI (Common Interface) slot to allow any type of conditional
access module to be plugged in to the set top box. The CI
should be upgradable to newer version
9.0
Physical
attributes
10.0 Environmental
attributes
11.0 Reliability
Power supply: AC 220±10%, 50±1Hz
Power: Energy star(option)
Operating Temperature: 0~45°C
Operating humidity: Up to 90%
MTBF: >80,000Hrs
ANNEX I: LIST OF REFFERED INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
S/No Reference No.
Title
1. TR 101 190 Ver 1.3.2
Implementation Guidelines for DVB Terrestrial
Services; Transmission aspects
2. EN 302 755 Ver 1.3.1
Framing structure channel coding and modulation
for a second generation digital terrestrial
broadcasting system (DVB-T2)
3. EN 300 429 Ver 1.2.1
Framing structure, channel coding and modulation
for cable systems (DVB-C)
4. EN 300 421 Ver 1.1.2
Framing structure, channel coding and modulation
for 11/12 GHz satellite services (DVB-S)
5. EN 302 307 Ver 1.2.1
Second generation framing structure, channel
coding and modulation systems for Broadcasting,
Interactive Services, News Gathering and other
broadband satellite applications (DVB-S2)
6. TS 102 773 Ver 1.3.1
Modulation Interface for a second generation
digital terrestrial television broadcasting system
7. ISO/IEC 13818-1:
Information technology – Generic coding of
2007/Amd. 6 : 2011
moving pictures and associated audio information"
Part 1:Systems (MPEG 2)
8. ISO/ IEC 13818-2:
Information technology – Generic coding of
2000/Amd. 3 : 2010
moving pictures and associated audio information
Part 2 Video Coding
9. ISO/IEC 14496-3 : 2009 Information technology - Coding of audio-visual
objects : Part 3 Audio
10. ISO/IEC 14496-15 :
Information technology - Coding of audio-visual
2010
objects : Part 15 Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4
Part 10 AVC) (AVC File Format)
11. ETSI TS 101 154 Ver
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Specification for
1.10.1
the use of Video and Audio Coding in Broadcasting
Applications based on the MPEG-2 Transport
Stream.
12. ETSI EN 301 192 Ver
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); DVB
1.5.1
specification for data broadcasting
13. EN 50221 Ver 1
Common Interface Specification for Conditional
Access and other Digital Video Broadcasting
Receiver Applications and ETR 289 Ver 1 Support
for use of scrambling and Conditional Access (CA)
within digital broadcasting systems
14. TS 101 699 Ver 1.1.1
Extensions to the Common Interface Specification
15. TS 102 006 Ver 1.3.2
Specification for System Software Update in DVB
Systems
16. ETSI EN 300 468 Ver
Specifications for Service Information (SI) in DVB
1.13.1
systems
17.
18. TS 101 211 Ver 1.10.1
Guidelines on implementation and usage of
Service Information (SI) in DVB systems
19. ETSI EN 300 743 Ver
Subtitling Systems
1.4.1
20. ETSI TS 102 831 Ver
1.1.1
21. ETSI TS 102 201 Ver
1.2.1
22. ETSI EN 300 706
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Implementation
guidelines for a second generation digital
terrestrial television broadcasting system (DVBT2)
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Interfaces for
DVB Integrated Receiver (DVB-IRD)
Enhanced Teletext specification
7.0 MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR INTERNET PROTOCOL
TELEVISION (IPTV) SET TOP BOXES (STBs)
1. SCOPE
This minimum technical specification specifies the requirements of a digital Set Top Box
(STB), for use by the subscribers to receive IPTV services delivered to the viewers’ homes
using fiber cable as last mile access network. In the home, the IPTV STB is to be
connected to the Cable Modem using a 10/100 Base T Ethernet connector.
Alternately the STB could also be used for receiving IPTV services delivered using high
speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) based access technologies (ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL
etc.) or for receiving services delivered via a broadband modem connected to a 4G
network. In this case STB is to be connected to the DSL Modem or the Broadband Modem
using the Ethernet connector.
2. REFERENCES
The Standards listed in Annex I contains provisions which, through reference in this text,
constitute provisions of this specifications. All specifications are subject to revision.
3. REQUIREMENTS
The IPTV STB shall be based on open (non-proprietary) architecture and shall ensure
technical compatibility and effective interoperability amongst different IPTV services in the
country. The interoperability shall be achieved by complying with the following ETSI
standards:i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
TS 102 034 V1.5.1 (2014-05): Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Transport of
MPEG-2 TS Based DVB Services
over IP Based Networks TS 102 542 V1.2.1: Guidelines for the implementation
of DVB IP Phase 1 Specifications
TS 102 539 V1.3.1 (2010-04): Carriage of broadband guide content information
over IP
TS 102 824 V1.2.1 : "Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Remote Management
and Firmware Update System For DVB IP Services"
TS 102 366 V1.2.1: “Digital Audio Compression (AC-3, Enhanced AC-3) Standard
4. SOFTWARE SPECIFICATIONS
4.1 The STB shall have the capability to receive the following three types of services
delivered using Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) as defined in S/NO. 1 of Annex I.
i. Live Media Broadcast (LMB): Delivery in Unicast or Multicast
ii. Media Broadcast with Trick Modes (MBwTM): Delivery in Unicast only
iii. Content on Demand (CoD) Delivery in Unicast. User initiates a presentation
4.2 The complete protocol stack used for the delivery of the services mentioned in Clause
4.1 above, is described in clause 4 of S/NO. 1 of Annex I. The detailed description of the
process of encapsulation of the MPEG-2 transport stream packets carrying Audio/video
streams and service information (DVB SI), into RTP packets and their transport over the
IP network is given in Clause 7 of S/NO. 1 of Annex I. The IPTV STB should conform to
this complete protocol stack.
The carriage of DVB-SI in transport streams is described in Clause 7.1.2 of S/NO. 1 of
Annex I .As per this the following are applicable:
i.
ii.
iii.
Carriage of PAT & PMT is mandatory on all transport streams.
Option 1: Carriage of all DVB SI tables except NIT (TS-Full SI)
Option 2: Carriage of tables other than PMT & PAT is optional (TS-Optional SI)
4.3 The STB should have the capability to decode MPEG -2 MP@ML SDTV and optionally
MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC HP@L4 HDTV signals.
4.4 The STB should have the capability to decode MPEG -2 MP@ML SDTV and optionally
MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC HP@L4 HDTV signals.
4.5 The STB should have the capability to decode one or more of the following formats:
MPEG-1 Layer2, E-AC3 Stereo, MPEG-4 HE AAC Stereo, MPEG-1 Layer3. If any multichannel audio is available, it should be transcoded and passed through to an S/PDIF if
available.
4.6 On connection to the network, the IPTV STB should send a broadcast query
requesting info from the DHCP server. On receiving this request, the DHCP server will
assign an IP address to the STB. This process is defined in detail in Clause 8 of S/NO. 1 of
Annex I.
4.7 DVB has defined a Service Discovery / Selection (SD&S) process in Clause 5 of S/NO.
1 of Annex I. SD&S protocol for multicast services is transported in IP packets in
accordance with the DVB STP protocol whereas for Unicast services SD&S info is
transported in HTTP. Using this information the IPTV STB should build a list of service
providers and the different services available from each service provider.
4.8 Clause 9 of S/NO. 1 of Annex I specifies the File Upload System Stub (FUSS), which is
mandatory and allows the system software of an IPTV STB to be updated on a powercycle or reboot. The sending of the system software will be handled by the mechanisms
specified in S/NO. 4 of Annex I. The IPTV STB should conform to this in order to get the
software update.
4.9. S/NO. 3 of Annex I specifies the signalling and transport of TV – Anytime Meta data
describing both Content on Demand as well as Live services delivered over an always on
bi-directional IP Networks. The capability to use this information to generate Broadband
Content Guide should be an optional requirement for the IPTV STB.
4.10 Clause 10 of S/NO. 1 of Annex I specifies Content Download Services (CDSs). CDSs
provide the download of content items to a local storage of the IPTV STB via a broadband
IP connection.
Two types of services are supported: push download services where the distribution
decision is taken by the service provider (without explicit request from the user) and pull
download services where the download is requested by the user. If a STB is equipped with
appropriate local storage, it could use this service for content downloading.
4.11 Annex E of S/NO. 1 of Annex I defines an optional protocol for Application Layer FEC
(ALFEC) protection of streaming media for DVB-IPTV services carried over RTP transport.
If this option is used at the sending end, the STB should have the capability to decode this
FEC.
4.12 Annex F of S/NO. 1 of Annex I defines an optional re-transmission mechanism (RET)
to provide for protection against packet loss of DVB-IPTV services carried over RTP
transport. It specifies the mechanism to provide immediate Feedback (FB) towards the
network using RTCP and how to retransmit the missing packets.
4.13 In a scenario where the Servers at the transmitting end has so many options, there
has to be a means for the Server to find out the configurations and the capabilities of the
receiving devices at the consumers premises before exercising those options. This is the
function of the Remote Management System (RMS) and the Firmware Update Service
(FUS) described in S/NO. 4 of Annex I.
Remote Management is the ability of a server entity outside the home environment to
monitor and configure the devices within the home and covers provisioning and assurance
tasks. It optionally includes firmware updates to the equipment.
4.14 Conditional Access: Specific support for Conditional access or Content Protection is
out of scope of this ETSI standard as given in S/NO. 1 of Annex I (Clause 1.1.2).
5.0 BASIC FEATURES
S/N
I. BASIC FEATURES
OPERATIONAL EFFECT(S)
1.0
2.0
3.0
Parental Control/Lock
Electronic Program guide (EPG)
Full function standard IR remote
control, using AA or AAA size
battery.
Languages: English and Swahili
Basic feature for controlling viewers
On screen electron guide
Small size battery, hence an easier to
handle (small in size) remote control
4.0
Availability language selection feature:
7.0
9.0
PAL I/B/G auto conversion
Favourite channel list editing
10.0 Warranty: 1 year
11.0 Owner’s Manual
12.0 Marking: Each IPTV shall be legibly
and indelibly marked with at least the
following information:
Swahili is the national language spoken by
majority Tanzanians
PAL I is the VIDEO System for Tanzania
Provision for editing channels for user
preference (basic feature)
To avoid substandard equipment in the
market
User manual for Understanding the
operation of the equipment as well as
troubleshooting simple problems (English
and Swahili languages)
Basic marks to enable the subscriber to
have first-hand information
a) Manufacturer’s name or trademark (if any);
b) Mode designation and serial No.’
c) Country of manufacture;
d) Input supply voltage and
frequency;
e) Power consumption;
f) Ethernet input/output
g) Sockets for audio and video
output.
6.0 HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS
S/No
Parameter/Spec
Mandatory
Optional
1
Interfaces/
1. Input :10/100 BaseT
1. 1000 BaseT
Connectors
Ethernet
Ethernet
2. Analog Audio Output
connector RJ45
3. Stereo RCA
2. Compressed
4. Composite Video Out
Multichannel
RCA (Yellow)
Audio
output: S/PDIF
(IEC 61937)
3. Uncompressed
digital AV Streams
Output: HDMI
Port V1.3a
to V2.0
4. USB 2.0 Ports
2
Graphics
Standard Definition (SD):
High Definition
Resolution
720X576
(HD):
1920 x 1080i
(30fps) or higher
(1080p @ 60fps)
with capability to
down-convert to
SD (720x576)
3
Command Device
IR Remote Control
Keyboard / Mouse
4
Local Storage
-
Hard Disk
7.0 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Specification/Parameter Mandatory
Optional
Requirements
1
2
Electrical Specs
a) Input Voltage range
AC 220±10%,
b) Frequency
50±1Hz
Operating Ambient
0~45°C
Temperature.
3
Operating humidity range
4
Front Panel Features
a) Connector
Up to 90%
a) USB Host – A Type 5V
500ma
b) Controls (buttons 7)
b) Power, Menu, OK.
Remote Control Unit
c) LED Indicators
c) Power, Link, HD/SD,
Receiver
5
Back Panel
a) Ethernet
b) Audio Video Connectors
10/100 Mbps Ethernet
1000 Mbps
RJ45
Ethernet RJ45
i) Component, Y, Pb, Pr
i) 5.1 Dolby
ii) Component Video RCA
Digital Optical
iii) Stereo L,R Audio RCT
Output
(2 sets)
ii) HDMI V1.3a to
V2.0
c) Miscellaneous
iv) Mic Input 3.5 mm Slot
i) External IR
Connectors
Mini-jack
Receiver
ii) USB 2.0 Port
6
Video Codec
i) MPEG-2
SMPTE
7
Audio Codec
i) AC-3
(Musician)
ii) E-AC-3
iii) MPEG-1 Layer 3
iv) AC-3 Stereo
Processor
32-bit Host Processor
400MHz
1000DMIPS
9
ii) HEVC
i) MPEG-1 Layer 2
ii) MPEG-4 AAC
8
i) MPEG-4
Remote Control (IR
Battery Condition
Support)
Power On/Off
Keys/Buttons/Indicators
Mute
Numeric Keys (10)
Search
Previous Program
Home
TV
CoD
Video Player (Play, Stop,
Pause, Fast Forward,
Rewind, Previous Frame)
Favourite
Information
Menu
Settings
Guide
Organizer
Coloured Buttons (4)
(Blue Yellow Red &
Green)
For Designer Assigned
Usage
Reset
10
Supported Video Output
PAL
11
Aspect Ratio
4:3 and 16:9
ANNEX I: LIST OF REFFERED INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
S/No Reference No.
Title
1. ETSI TS 102 034 V1.5.1 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Transport of
(2014-05)
MPEG-2 TS Based DVB Services
over IP Based Networks
2. ETSI ETR 211
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Guidelines on
implementation and usage of Service Information
(SI)
3. ETSI TS 102 539 V1.3.1 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB);
(2010-04)
Carriage of Broadband Content Guide (BCG)
information over Internet Protocol (IP)
4. ETSI TS 102 824 V1.2.1 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Remote
(2008-07)
Management and Firmware Update System for
DVB IP Services
5. ETSI TS 102 366 V1.2.1 Digital Audio Compression (AC-3, Enhanced AC-3)
Standard
6. ETSI TS 101 812
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Multimedia
(V1.3.1)
Home Platform (MHP) Specification 1.0.3
7. ETSI TS 542 V1.2.1
Guidelines for the implementation of DVB IP
Phase 1 specifications
8. IEEE 802-1990
IEEE Standards for Local and Metropolitan Area
Networks:
overview and architecture
9. IEEE 802.1Q-1998
IEEE Standards for Local and Metropolitan Area
Networks:
Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks
10. IEEE 802.2-1998
IEEE Standard for Information technologyTelecommunications
and information exchange between systems Local and
metropolitan area networks – Specific
requirements - Part 2:
Logical Link Control
11. IEEE 802.3-2000
IEEE Standard for Carrier Sense Multiple Access
with Collision
Detection (CSMA/CD) Access Method and Physical
Layer
12. IETF RFC 768
13. IETF RFC 791
14. IETF RFC 826
15. IETF RFC 1042
16. IETF RFC 1122
17. IETF RFC 1213
18. IETF RFC 1305
19. IETF RFC 1630
20. IETF RFC 3550
21. IETF RFC 1890
22. IETF RFC 2011
23. IETF RFC 2030
24. IETF RFC 2250
25. IETF RFC 2326
26. ETSI TS 101 154
(V1.7.1)
27. ETSI TS 102 323
28. ISO/IEC 23001-1
(MPEG-B)
29. ETSI TS 102472
30. SMPTE specification
2022-1
31. SMPTE specification
2022-2
Specification
User Datagram Protocol
Internet Protocol
An Ethernet Address Resolution Protocol: or
converting Network
Protocol Addresses to 48.bit Ethernet Address for
Transmission
on Ethernet Hardware
A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams
over IEEE 802 Networks
Requirements for Internet Hosts - Communication
Layers
Management Information Base for Network
Management of
TCP/IP-based internets: MIB-II
Network Time Protocol (Version 3) Specification,
Implementation and Analysis
Universal Resource Identifiers in WWW
RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time
Applications
RTP Profile for Audio and Video Conferences with
Minimal Control
SNMPv2 Management Information Base for the
Internet Protocol using SMIv2
Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) Version 4
for IPv4, IPv6
and OSI
RTP Payload Format for MPEG1/MPEG2 Video)
Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Implementation
guidelines
for the use of Video and Audio Coding in
Broadcasting
Applications based on the MPEG-2 Transport
Stream
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Carriage and
signalling of TV-Anytime information in DVB
transport streams
Information Technology - MPEG Systems
Technologies – Binary
MPEG format for XML
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB);IP Data cast
over DVBH: Content Delivery Protocols
Forward Error Correction for Real-time
Video/Audio Transport
Over IP Networks
Unidirectional transport of constant bit rate MPEG2 Transport
32. ITU-T Recommendation
H.610 (07/2003)
33. ETSI TS 102822-3-2:
(V1.3.1)
34. ETSI TS 102 366
(V1.2.1)
Streams on IP Networks
Full service VDSL – System architecture and
customer premises
equipment
Broadcast and On-line Services: Search, select,
and rightful use of content on personal storage
systems ("TV Anytime"); Part 3:
Metadata; Sub-part 2: System aspects in a uni
directional
environment
Digital Audio Compression (AC-3, Enhanced AC-3)
Standard
Issued by
Director General
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)
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