Cablemás strengthens its security platform with Conax open DVB Conditional Access

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 
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For increased quality and functionality of its digital service

MEXICO CITY — Cablemás, the country’s second-largest cable-TV operator is optimizing its digitization with the Conax cutting-edge content-security platform. The new solution will improve quality and functionality by including redundancy, 24/7 and Evolution Digital STBs.

Cablemás provides voice, video and data (triple play) services for close to 1 million subscribers in Mexico. Through the new platform, customers will benefit from higher quality digital-TV service and a wide range of TV-package options. Digitization of the cable-TV service will strengthen its complete “triple play” offering with the full advantages of a digital environment. Evolution Digital LLC is supplying 200,000 SD and HD STBs (standard- and high-definition set-top boxes), also known as digital terminal adapters (DTAs).

Carlos Alvarez, Managing Director of Cablemás Telecomunicaciones S.A. de C.V, said, “We are very satisfied with our partnership with Conax, our content-security partner, for the deployment of the Cablemás digital platform. We are confident that our combined choice of Conax for security and Evolution Digital for DTAs, will give Cablemás the necessary added value to offer the optimal level of security, quality and functionality needed in such a competitive market as Mexico.”

The new solution features added-value improvements to the current analogue content packages for Cablemás customers.

“Adding a blue-chip operator like Cablemás to our customer portfolio is a significant achievement for Conax in Mexico and the entire North American market,” Rohit Mehra, Conax VP for North America, said. Conax offers the market an open platform with its Digital Video Broadcasting Conditional Access (DVB CA) solution, allowing operators to choose their STB providers from an extensive list, according to their platform needs.”

“Conax and Evolution provide a complete solution that includes the best Conditional Access and the very latest STB features, which meet Cablemás’ stringent technical and commercial requirements,” added President of Evolution Digital, Brent Smith. Both Conax and Evolution bring years of experience in customizing solutions for operators on a standardised open platform.”

Conax joins forces with iexpertus in Mexico

Conax has entered a business partnership with iexpertus, a business-development consulting group with considerable experience in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT’s) for the Mexican and foreign markets. With the support of iexpertus, Conax plans to open a sales and support office to provide streamlined service to the Mexican market.