Nautel recently won a multimillion dollar contract for 133 FM transmitters that will be deployed by Turkish Radio-Television Corp.
President/CEO Peter Conlon said the Canadian-based company won the bid in the face of “extensive” competition.
Public service broadcaster TRT is based in Ankara; it provides a local, eight regional and four national radio services. Voice of Turkey provides programming in 27 languages including Turkish on shortwave. TRT radio is heard via Internet, satellite and cable as well as terrestrial services, Nautel said.
The boxes range in size from 1 kW to 20 kW. Remote management will allow TRT to manage all sites from a central operations center in Ankara.
Conlon, shown center with visiting TRT engineers at the Nova Scotia factory, said the job “confirms Nautel’s position as one of the world’s largest suppliers of radio broadcast transmitters.”
Nautel earlier won the business to supply multiple 300 kW transmitters to be used to modernize the country’s medium-wave broadcast capability.