Excaf Télécom Senegal secures future growth with content protection from Conax Contego Broadcast™

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 
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Excaf Télécom upgrading to Conax Contego Broadcast™ conditional access solution for securing pay-TV content revenues and operational roadmap

DUBAI — CABSAT 2013 — Conax, global provider of leading solutions for securing multi-device and digital TV services, announced today that Dakar-based Excaf Télécom, one of Senegal’s leading media companies, has upgraded to the nex-gen Conax Contego Broadcast™ content protection solution, reconfirming its commitment to security partner Conax. Excaf Télécom deployed its first Conax solution in 2005. The Conax Contego Broadcast™ upgrade is providing Excaf Télécom with a future-oriented, highly secure platform that supports advanced, flexible, interactive on-demand services and enables a bouquet of rich features, viewing options and services for subscribers, while ensuring that Excaf Télécom pay-content revenues are secure.

The new solution, complimented by Conax’ advisory role, will help position and secure the Senegalese operator’s regional roadmap into the future. The Conax Contego Broadcast™ solution provides Excaf Télécom with total, state-of-the-art security for one-way operations and comprehensive support for Subscription, Pairing, Fingerprinting and Messaging, with optional support for DRM control and Pay-per-View. Introduction of new consumer offerings such as Video-on-Demand and advanced multiscreen services can be smoothly integrated to the existing platform to support future growth demands.

“We are very pleased with the ease of working with a professional company like Conax, the excellent support and personal service provided by the Conax team and commitment to ensuring smooth operations, confirms Mr. Sidy Diagne, Directeur Gènèral, Excaf Télécom. We are confident that Contego Broadcast security solution will play a strong role in positioning Excaf Télécom into the future.”

“The new Conax Contego solution will enable a smooth link to remote sites around Senegal as an easy way to administrate subscribers and maintain smooth pay-TV operations. Conax offers an excellent security record, flexible solutions and provides a forward-thinking policy towards partners, allowing us to select from a wide range of Conax security-certified devices and vendors that best suit our operational needs.

“Conax is proud that Excaf Télécom has chosen the Conax Contego Broadcast content security solution for securing their consumer offerings to the next level, confirms Saad Mouneimne, Director Area sales ME&A, Conax. The new platform will enable further expansion in Africa, integration of new exciting consumer services and positioning for operational migration to digital operations.”

The state-of-the art Conax Contego Broadcast™ solution is easy to use, navigate and configure, and provides Excaf Télécom with an intuitive management system that includes step-by-step wizards, diagnostics, reporting and extensive audit logging. A comprehensive monitoring system checks the state of the installation and the hardware platform, providing detailed statistics so that Excaf Télécom has an accurate overview and full control of all their operations.

Excaf Télécom has been a long-time MMDS service operator in Senegal and has recently launched a new DTT service.