Leading Russian cable TV provider, Mostelecom, selects Conax to secure its digital platform
Today Conax announced that Mostelecom, a subsidiary of National Telecommunications (NTK), and has entered a contract with the content protection specialist. With new partnership, Conax will provide advanced chipset pairing and CI+ technology to protect the content delivered by NCN (National Cable Networks) to more than two million subscribers in Moscow, covering 95 districts.

The Conax solution was selected from among top content protection contenders based on Conax’ robust security record. In a price-competitive market, Conax will also provide NCN with additional competitive tools for attracting new customers, such as:
Comprehensive, easy installation
Seamless integration with head-end equipment and client devices
Wide range of quality security-evaluated client devices & no royalty fee
No royalty fees, and attractive price offering of quality partner client devices
“NCN (National Cable Networks) provides smooth migration of Mostelecom subscribers to the benefits of digital TV, said Alexander Tseitlin, CEO Mostelecom. Conax’ proven solutions and experienced personnel will provide a strong partner for further enabling NCN business models; secure and advanced digital TV offerings ensuring expectations for continued subscriber growth.”

“Mostelecom is already leader in a market exploding with additional new opportunities. Conax looks forward to a close cooperation with the Mostelecom team in further leveraging sustained customer growth through a highly secure platform that enables both lower costs and a more profitable operation, says Thomas Blichfeldt, VP EMEA Sales, Conax. As the offering continues to blossom, Conax will be there to provide guidance and expertise.”

Conax Russia
Larissa Makarovskaya, Area Sales Manager, Russia
Email: larissa.makarovskaya@conax.com
Mobile: +7 903 625 68 13

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Leslie Johnsen, Head of Public Relations
Email: leslie.johnsen@conax.com
Phone: +47 41 45 80 43

Telenor Broadcast press release
Jørgen Thaule, Communications Director
Email: Jorgen.thaule@telenor.com
Phone: +47 91 55 96 07

About Mostelecom (www.mostelecom.ru)
Open Joint-Stock Society OAO Mostelecom was set up in May 1997 by reorganizing the state-owned enterprise “Moscow Cable Television” established in June 1994 by decree of the Government of Moscow. From 2005 OAO Mostelecom is part of the “National Cable Networks” (NKS) holding (the majority of stock is owned by NTK – ZAO National Media Group). OAO Mostelecom has the status of the city-wide organization authorized by the Government of Moscow to operate, build and develop municipal cable TV networks. In July 2006 OAO Mostelecom started a large-scale process of modernization and construction of new broadband multi-service networks, including cable TV, on the basis of fiber-optical technologies. Today “Nation l Cable Networks” (NKS) uses Mostelecom’s networks to offer its subscribers enhanced social TV services, as well as to promote commercial Internet access and digital TV under the On Lime Telecomfort provider brand in most of the Moscow’s districts.

About Conax
Conax’ core focus is developing security technology that empowers TV operators to deliver digital conten securely, via all types of networks – cable, satellite, IP, mobile, terrestrial – to any device. Combining its benchmark policy for consumer devices and network of strategic partners, Conax technology secures digital content for 350 operators in 80 countries, representing 125 million pay TV consumers around the globe. Applying 25 years of pioneering content security experience, flagship product Conax Contego™, is the next generation content protection solution from Conax – a natural extension to Conax’ highly successful “freedom of choice” approach for supplying content securing to any device.

Conax has headquarters in Oslo, Norway, and is represented in Russia, Germany, China, Singapore, India, Brazil, USA and Canada, with 24/7 Global Support operations in India. Conax is part of the Telenor Group (www.telenor.com), who has operations in 11 markets, 195 million mobile subscriptions worldwide and is among the largest mobile operators in the world.