- Upgrade to new cloud-based service provides CTL MMDS Cable TV with premium scalability, fast-time-to-market and reduced upfront capex for launching new consumer services
- Enables highly cost-efficient, flexible and secure business model for tapping growth opportunities in vast Nigerian pay-TV market
IBC Expo, Amsterdam, September 6th, 2016: Conax, part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), and a leader in total service protection for digital entertainment services worldwide via broadcast, broadband and connected devices, today announced Terrestrial pay-TV operator Communications Trend Limited as the first customer to deploy the newly launched Contego-as-a-Service cloud-based content protection platform. MMDS operator CTL Cable provides a bouquet of services spanning twelve major cities in Nigeria. A Conax customer since 2003, the upgrade to the cloud-based service further extends its relationship with security partner Conax and provides the operator with a robust, flexible and secure solution with premium scalability, fast-time-to-market and investment needs for adopting new consumer services and tapping additional growth.
“Our philosophy is that providing quality television services brings educational opportunities to the vast region and diversified demographics we serve,” says Mr. Ofem Ekapong Ofem, Group Chief Operating Office, Communications Trend Limited. “For CTL Cable TV it is of utmost importance to create a competitive business model that provides the flexible and secure consumer services that enable our customers to enjoy quality pay-TV programming, while securing our revenue base. I am confident in the deployment of the scalable cloud-based services provided by our long term security provider, Conax, to enable our platform with future-oriented tools”.
Insight from a recent article in Broadband TV News, “Software as a service (SaaS) has emerged as a viable solution for various facets of pay-TV operations such as encoding, streaming & content security. Hosting part or all of security services off-site, operators can unlock the flexibility, scalability, and cost efficiencies needed to be competitive in the broadcast and OTT multiscreen space.”
“There are many indicators predicting that service-based models will become key business drivers moving forward,” says Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Marketing, Conax. “Conax already has extensive and long experience in operational security hosting, including operations with up to 14 million subscribers. We are now taking our flagship Conax Contego unified security back-end to the next level by transforming our business model to include future-oriented SaaS models. Thus, we are very excited to welcome and announce long-term customer, CTL cable, as the first to deploy our new Contego-as-a-Service cloud-based platform. We are confident that the new platform will further enhance security on its network and boost revenues.”
The highly flexible, modular Contego-as-a-Service cloud-based offering includes the full benefits of the flagship Conax Contego unified security platform, supporting DVB, IPTV and OTT plus all key DRM technologies – enabling operators to provide streamlined consumer experience across devices and technologies. Contego-as-a-Service provides pay-TV platforms with a unique business model for supporting future growth by featuring low CAPEX, reduced operational complexity, premium scalability and rapid deployment of new features such as secure TV everywhere and streamlined content delivery across devices and networks.
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About Communication Trends Limited (CTL)
Communication Trends Limited (CTL) is an entertainment and TV content provider in Nigeria. CTL (Communication Trends Limited) is an MMDS (Multipoint Microwave Distribution System) terrestrial Multi Channel Pay TV platform established in 1995 to provide affordable terrestrial Pay TV services to subscribers in Nigeria urban areas. Currently in the following 12 major Nigerian cities – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Onitsha, Owerri, Warri, Benin City, Uyo, Umuahia, Ibadan and Jos. CTL is set to extend its operations into other African countries in the coming years. Follow CTL on Facebook: goo.gl/yNycWp and www.trendtv.tv web page launching soon.
A part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), Conax is a leading global specialist in total service protection for digital TV and entertainment services via broadcast, broadband and connected devices. The Conax Contegounified security hub provides telcos, cable, satellite, IP, mobile, terrestrial and broadband operations with an innovative portfolio of flexible and cost-efficient solutions to deliver premium content securely. Conax’ future-ready technology offers modular, fast-time-to-market solutions that enable easy entry into a world of secure multiscreen, multi-DRM content delivery and secures rights for premium content delivery to a range of devices over new hybrid network combinations. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, ISO 9001 & 27001 certified Conax technology enables secure content revenues for 400 operators in 85 countries globally. For more information, please visit www.conax.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to join in the conversation.
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