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DSTV Over Fibre

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DSTV over Fibre – General Overview

The problem with older DSTV systems is that Multichoice used to have one satellite, from which you received
all your DSTV channels, using what is known as “LOW BAND” satellite signal, on two different signals –
Vertical Low and Horizontal Low. Multichoice has been forced to include the ‘HIGH BAND’ in order to deliver
more HD channels and services. This means that new decoders require both the LOW and HIGH bands
(Vertical Low, Vertical High, Horizontal Low and Horizontal High) in order to receive all the channels and
services.
This requires all older analogue system to be updated, or certain channels, services will not be available to
residents as the migration to the new satellite occurs. The upgraded system uses Fibre Optics as cabling,
instead of copper cable and electrical signals.
This system consists of a new satellite dish, and fibre transmitter, which is connected to each apartment via
fibre optical splitters before a fibre optic cable terminates inside each apartment in a fibre termination unit
(FTU – also called a GTU). The FTU converts the optic signal into an electrical one and the DSTV decoder
connects to the FTU. A typical layout is shown in the image below, and an example of the FTU.

Plug and play

FTU Decoder Supports the following with Plug and play

ALL Explores
HDPVRs (HDPVR 2P, 2U, 4P)
HD (4U, 5S, 5U, 5S)

What is the setup costs for FTU?

Cost of FTU = R1350*
Cost of FTU installation = Free*