Brazil's Unifique selects Irdeto to secure cable and FTTH networks

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 
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Unifique Selects Irdeto to Secure Premium Content Delivery over Cable and Fiber-to-the-Home Networks

  • Irdeto to Support Digitization of Unifique Analog Cable Operation and Deployment of Services through IPTV

SAO PAULO — Irdeto, a world leader in digital platform security, today announced that Unifique Franquias Ltda has selected Irdeto Cloaked CA to scale and digitize services across its cable and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. With Irdeto Cloaked CA, Unifique is now able to securely deploy a unified solution across their cable and FTTH networks, digitalize their analog cable operations and deploy TV services through internet protocol television (IPTV) on their FTTH network.

Following strong growth on the integration of a number of local Brazilian ISPs, Unifique required a software security solution that was both flexible and easy to deploy. Irdeto Cloaked CA, a cardless CA solution, enables both IPTV and DVB-C, and helps Unifique accomplish this goal while also allowing them to offer a single set-top box for all networks. The solution significantly reduces total cost of ownership by eliminating logistical costs that are traditionally associated with physical smart cards and allows Unifique to innovate quicker.

“We are committed to providing our customers with premium service and high-quality content, and to make this possible, we needed a robust solution that provided scalability for our IPTV network,” said Erolf Schotten, COO at Unifique. “We were running a number of independent networks that needed to be harmonized. Irdeto’s Cloaked CA solution allowed us the security robustness we needed and the flexibility to deploy one STB model for all networks, ensuring that we provide our customers with an optimal experience as we continue to grow and innovate.”

To assure content owners that their assets are protected against theft or viewing in unauthorized territories, operators like Unifique must deploy a CA solution with uncompromising security. Irdeto Cloaked CA uses an innovative software security client as an alternative to smart cards for protecting digital TV content. The solution has been successfully deployed across the globe and is designed for pay TV operators and broadcasters who want to offer digital services to their customers using a future-proof conditional access solution with built-in security renewability.

“The rapid expansion of the broadband and fiber-to-the-home infrastructure in Brazil requires pay TV operators like Unifique to implement security solutions that do not slow them down and enable them to innovate,” said Alexandra Larsson, regional sales director for Latin America. “Irdeto Cloaked CA provides Unifique with a solution that reduces total cost of ownership by eliminating the need to swap in new chipsets for every network and security update or new subscription package offering. This flexibility is critical as operators strive to provide their customers with the premium content and services they desire.”