E-ISSN 2705-3954 | ISSN 0794-4756
 

Original Research 


COVERAGE AREA OF DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NETWORK IN NIGERIA: A Case Study of Jos and its Environs.

Ezekiel Endurance Chukwuemeke IGBONOBA; Augustine OBAYUWANA.

Abstract
This study presents the investigation of the coverage area (CA) of the digital terrestrial television broadcasting (DTTB) in Jos, Plateau State over the two major seasons of the year (wet and dry season). The campaign was carried out using the Nigerian Television Authority Company called Integrated Television Services limited (ITS). The aim of this research is to evaluate the coverage area of the digital video broadcasting terrestrial-second generation (DVB-T2) signal in Jos and its environs. The key measured parameter was received signal strength (RSS). The field measurement drive test was the adopted methodology for the campaign to establish the actual coverage of the DTTB in Jos. The mean data value were obtained and used to define the coverage area of the examined locations. The result obtained revealed that digital terrestrial television (DTT) signal was available only in eight (8) Local Government Area of Plateau State. The coverage area was grossly affected in the wet season. However, there was improvement in the coverage area during the dry season compared to the wet season. Furthermore, radiated map showing coverage area, curve and their grades vital for planning purposes were developed. Summarily, the result obtained will assist the broadcast operators to identify the suitable locations to install repeater or booster stations for the purpose of quality coverage to the entire State. This will guarantee optimal coverage and quality service delivery for the DTT signal (free-to-air) in Plateau State.

Key words: Radio Propagation (RP), Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (DTTB), Coverage Area (CA), Received Signal Strength (RSS).


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Ezekiel Endurance Chukwuemeke IGBONOBA; Augustine OBAYUWANA
on Google
on Google Scholar

How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

IGBONOBA EEC, OBAYUWANA A. COVERAGE AREA OF DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NETWORK IN NIGERIA: A Case Study of Jos and its Environs.. NJE. 2021; 28(1): 39-44.


Web Style

IGBONOBA EEC, OBAYUWANA A. COVERAGE AREA OF DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NETWORK IN NIGERIA: A Case Study of Jos and its Environs.. http://www.njeabu.com.ng/?mno=122531 [Access: April 28, 2021].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

IGBONOBA EEC, OBAYUWANA A. COVERAGE AREA OF DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NETWORK IN NIGERIA: A Case Study of Jos and its Environs.. NJE. 2021; 28(1): 39-44.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

IGBONOBA EEC, OBAYUWANA A. COVERAGE AREA OF DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NETWORK IN NIGERIA: A Case Study of Jos and its Environs.. NJE. (2021), [cited April 28, 2021]; 28(1): 39-44.



Harvard Style

IGBONOBA, E. E. C. & OBAYUWANA, . A. (2021) COVERAGE AREA OF DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NETWORK IN NIGERIA: A Case Study of Jos and its Environs.. NJE, 28 (1), 39-44.



Turabian Style

IGBONOBA, Ezekiel Endurance Chukwuemeke, and Augustine OBAYUWANA. 2021. COVERAGE AREA OF DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NETWORK IN NIGERIA: A Case Study of Jos and its Environs.. Nigerian Journal of Engineering, 28 (1), 39-44.



Chicago Style

IGBONOBA, Ezekiel Endurance Chukwuemeke, and Augustine OBAYUWANA. "COVERAGE AREA OF DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NETWORK IN NIGERIA: A Case Study of Jos and its Environs.." Nigerian Journal of Engineering 28 (2021), 39-44.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

IGBONOBA, Ezekiel Endurance Chukwuemeke, and Augustine OBAYUWANA. "COVERAGE AREA OF DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NETWORK IN NIGERIA: A Case Study of Jos and its Environs.." Nigerian Journal of Engineering 28.1 (2021), 39-44. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

IGBONOBA, E. E. C. & OBAYUWANA, . A. (2021) COVERAGE AREA OF DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCAST NETWORK IN NIGERIA: A Case Study of Jos and its Environs.. Nigerian Journal of Engineering, 28 (1), 39-44.