Fastway upgrades to Conax Contego™ - orders additional 1 million Conax secure clients to monetize on North India digitization

Punjab-based MSO strengthens commitment to security partner Conax to further capitalize on DTH digitization and position for expanding pay-TV universe


Mumbai – WEBWIRE – Monday, December 09, 2013

Conax, a leading global provider of solutions for securing digital video content distribution on all networks and devices, today announced that Fastway Transmissions PvL is upgrading to a flagship Conax Contego™ platform, furthering its commitment to content security partner, Conax. Additionally, the Indian MSO has also recently signed a contract for 1 million additional clients from Conax to position for capitalizing on the next phase of digitization in Northern India. Fastway Digital TV Services provides digital and analogue cable TV services in North India, including a colorful bouquet of 353 digital and 30 radio channels. The flexible, robust solution from Conax will guide Fastway Digital Services in smooth digital migration and creation of secure, future-oriented business models for growing its content revenues.

The Conax Contego™ Broadcast platform solution will enable Fastway to navigate the challenges of digitization, while harnessing the opportunities provided by the digital roll-out, such as new pay-TV content packages and easy upgrade to multiscreen and over-the-top business models in the future. Fastway provides services to end consumer in Punjab, Himachal, Pradesh, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Set-top-box partner, Digital Telemedia, one of largest STB vendors and CATV solution providers, is providing the Fastway with best quality STBs to enable mass roll-out of new boxes and secure clients for capturing the next wave of Indian digitization.

-Mr. Gurdeep Singh, Managing Director, Fastway Transmissions, “Through our partnership with Conax we aim to provide enhanced, flexible services to our customers and secure another 1 million subscribers in the next phase of Punjab digitalisation. Key factors for our strong relationship with security partner Conax include expert guidance, flexible, future-oriented solutions, India based 24/7 support service, long experience in digitization and strong proven security track record in both India and around the globe. Additionally, Conax offers us short-time-to-market, a range of security-certified client devices and easy migration to advanced consumer offerings in the future

-Are Mathisen, VP Asia Sales, Conax, “Conax is delighted Fastway has chosen to further strengthen our strong relationship with the upgrade to Conax Contego™ Broadcast. Fastway’s vision and highly skilled team has been key role in developing a roadmap for capturing new market share and harnessing the potential offered by the digital landscape. The benchmark Conax Contego security platform provides Fastway operations with access to a broad portfolio of sophisticated, yet easy to deploy, scalable solutions for building a strong foundation for subscriber and revenue growth during this exciting digitization phase and into the future.”

-Mr. Huang Wei, Global Marketing and Sales Director, Digital Telemedia, “DTM is delighted to further strengthen its partnership with Conax and Indian customer, Fastway. We are glad to see this business model can create great
success in bringing the ongoing digitalization process in North India to a new era.”

Flexible media consumption in a secure, future-proof world
Conax Contego Broadcast™ is a world-class security solution for protecting one-way broadcast operations. Featuring an easy to use and highly intuitive management system, Conax Contego Broadcast™ includes comprehensive support for Subscription, Pairing, Fingerprinting and Messaging, with optional DRM control and Pay-per-View. Operators can easily upgrade to the advanced Conax Contego™ Unite of Xtend editions to introduce an array of advanced consumer offerings for flexible multiscreen and Over-the-Top content distribution.

About Fastway PVL (www.fastway.in)
Fastway Transmissions Private Limited is fastest growing Master Satellite Operators (MSO) in North India. Fastway services are available in majority of areas in Punjab, Himachal, Pradesh, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh. Fastway provides both Digital and Analogue Cable TV services in North India. Fastway Digital TV Services currently offer 353 Digital Channels and 30 Radio Channels, as well as 29 high definition (HD) channels. A joint venture between Mr. Gurdeep Singh and Digicable Network India, PVT, Fastway Transmissions has a team of professionals lead by CEO Mr. Peeush Mahajan for running day to day operations. Fastway is providing employment to more than 5000 employees, including both Fastway and LCO employees.

About Conax (www.conax.com)
Conax provides the expertise and future-oriented solutions that empower digital TV content providers around the globe to deliver premium content securely over all networks and devices for the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices. Bundling 25 years of pioneering experience, the benchmark Conax Contego™ portfolio of solutions furnish content providers, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators with solutions that offer a competitive advantage – reduced hardware costs, easy deployment and easy upgrade to add additional services and business models. Through its benchmark policy for security-evaluated client devices and strategic partner network, Conax technology secures content for operators representing 140 million pay TV consumers in 85 countries globally.

ISO 9001 & 27001 certified, Conax is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and represented in Russia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Singapore, with 24/7 Global Support operations in India. Conax is part of Telenor Group. www.twitter.com/ConaxAS

About Digital Telemedia Co., Ltd (www.d-telemedia.com/en/)
Digital Telemedia Co., Ltd is a hi-tech joint venture company specialized in the research & development, manufacturing and marketing of DVB products (DVB-S/C/T), Cable TV Equipment, Multi-media Products, satellite accessories, digital mobile phone and other digital equipment. A leading supplier with manufacturing capability of 2 million units per month, the company provides products to Europe, Americas, Middle East, Asia and Africa. Digital Telemedia’s research and development center in China has over 350 professional engineers and broad technological cooperation with European and Korean R&D centers.



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