Irdeto provides scalable CA for Russia's MTS

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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MTS and Irdeto Secure Content for Over 2 million Subscribers in Russia

  • As MTS continues to grow and expand with vast geographical reach, Irdeto secures content delivery in a region hit hard by media piracy

MOSCOW — CSTB — Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced that Irdeto CA has been deployed to over 2 million subscribers of MTS, the leading telecommunications group in Russia. Irdeto’s scalable CA solution now securely delivers the Russian broadcaster’s television services across nine different time zones, representing the majority of Russian territory.

MTS is one of the leading Russian telecom operators, providing mobile and fixed line telecom services to over 100 million subscribers. Irdeto started working with MTS in 2012 in the framework of cable television services, and then became one of the partners for providing satellite services in 2015. Today, Irdeto CA is present in hundreds of head ends for MTS digital television, delivering TV signal to set-top boxes and CA modules. This Irdeto CA deployment offers comprehensive security and provides cost savings by using a single Key Management System (KMS) across multiple time zones.

“Over the past 5 years, MTS and Irdeto have built a strong and close relationship that enables us to grow in a flexible and secure way,” said Natalia Bratchikova, Marketing Director of Fixed Line Business and TV, PAO MTS. “Since our time working together, there have been no piracy cases reported and our relationship has evolved to include engineering workshops and additional support. Irdeto helps us make sure we make the most of the latest technologies.”

“MTS has built a strong reputation as the highest quality operator in the region. Our longstanding partnership demonstrates how important it is that operators have the flexibility to scale their offerings without being constrained by security technology,” said Natalya Romanova, Regional Director, Russia and CIS, Irdeto. “The single system that we have deployed across this geographically diverse market shows how security can be effective, efficiently managed and promote cost savings.”

Irdeto CA is an important solution offered in the Irdeto 360 security suite, which is designed to ensure future-proof end-to-end security that can quickly and easily react to changes in the market in a cost effective fashion. By selecting Irdeto, MTS can ensure that its services across Russia are fully protected well into the future.