IPTV operator Telefónica del Sur grows with Latens

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
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IPTV service secured by Latens software Conditional Access continues success

BELFAST, UK & SANTIAGO, Chile — Leading software Conditional Access and Middleware company Latens today announce that Telefónica del Sur (Telsur), Chile’s pioneering telecommunications company now have over 25,000 IPTV subscribers.

One of the most innovative and leading providers of quad play services in Chile, Telsur offers a combination IPTV, Voice, Internet and Tele-Vigilance services.

In partnership with Latens, Telsur has revolutionised the TV landscape in Latin America. Launched in July 2007, Telsur’s ‘WiTV’ IPTV service is now in the second phase of deployment which sees the company heavily investing in upgrading and expanding their network and IPTV services and feature set.

Telsur offers 120 channels of standard definition digital TV with electronic program guide (EPG), parental control and video on demand (VoD) capabilities. Latens software only Conditional Access (CAS) is highly integrated with Telsur’s IPTV partners including Minerva Networks’ iTV middleware, set top boxes from Amino, and in-home multimedia distribution from Ruckus Wireless.

“Latens have been an invaluable partner to us through our entire IPTV deployment and growth phases, helping us to overcome many problems and to become a leading IPTV provider. As a software only solution, Latens CAS has allowed us to grow rapidly and scale without risk.” Says Robert Massé, Gerente de Tecnología de Telefónica del Sur.

Latens software-based CAS provides operators of IPTV, Cable, DTH, DTT and Hybrid networks with the most advanced content and revenue protection. Unlike traditional legacy systems, Latens software CAS uses dynamically renewable technology which provides many advantages to operators over traditional smart-card based solutions.

Using renewable technology allows operators to be confident of protecting revenue streams whilst reducing operational expenditure (OPEX). In addition, Latens software-only CAS allows Pay-TV operators to follow a business model that reflects regional requirements, without the additional capital expenditure (CAPEX) imposed by smart-cards.

“Securing the content of one of the leading IPTV providers in Latin America is a great endorsement of Latens software CAS.” says Alex Borland, Business Development Director at Latens. “We are proud to be working closely with Telsur as they develop their network, and we are looking forward to continuing to support Telsur by protecting their content and enabling them to grow their subscriber base.”