Analog Spectrum Reclamation

The Problem

A leading Tier 1 US-based Cable Operator needed to secure the spectrum to support future network growth by removing Analog broadcast and deploying low cost Set Top Boxes to it subscriber base.

DTS Approach

  • Developed a framework for Analog Spectrum Reclamation project
    • Analyze spectrum needs of each market
    • Study the timeline for spectrum exhaustion
  • Evaluated various approaches from partial channel pull down to full market analog reclamation
  • Analyzed various CPE solutions and associated tradeoffs
  • Developed budget and timeline requirements
  • Developed Executive presentations used to secure approval and funding.

Client Benefits

  • The client will gain a significant amount of spectrum that will be reallocated in the future to support new products.
  • The client will gain new revenue from the deployment of DTAs as customers will pay after the grace period expires.
  • The client will be upgrading the video experience from analog to digital, which should improve Net Promoter Scores.