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CATV

(communications)

CATV

(Community Antenna TV) The original name for cable TV. Dating back to the late 1940s, a cable company would place an antenna at the highest location in the community and string cables to homes in neighborhoods with hilly terrain or other interference. The term is still sometimes used for cable TV; however, cable operators today deliver far more than over-the-air TV, including premium channels as well as Internet access and Internet telephony (see VoIP). See cable TV and triple play.
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Liu Haijiang, the Chairman of CATV also mentioned when speaking: "CATV falls 'the Belt and Road' cooperation opportunities as well as the development opportunities held in Dubai World Expo in 2020, it will set up a media bridge to help the Chinese enterprises to explore the Middle East market, CATV's core position is to act as a window for the Chinese and the Arab peoples to know each other, and as a bridge for the Chinese enterprises and products to enter into the Middle East market".
According to Harmonic, the Electra X3 media processor's advanced compression technology provides EHIME CATV with superior video quality while offering low total cost of ownership (TCO), transforming the live entertainment experience for EHIME CATV viewers.
RFMD's extensive portfolio of CATV products includes SOT115J packaged amplifiers, MMICs, modules, frequency modulation components, and passive components.
RFMD's initial GaN shipments to this CATV customer are intended for use in optical nodes, and subsequent shipments are also expected to be used in line extender amplifier applications.