Fastway hooks up with Conax for digital TV platform

Rapid TV News | Rebecca Hawkes | 10-12-2013

Punjab-based multi-system operator (MSO) Fastway Transmissions is upgrading  to a Conax Contago broadcast platform to help smooth the transition to cable  digitisation in Northern India.

The digital platform, combined with new set-top boxes from Digital Telemedia,  will enable Fastway Digital TV to provide customers in Punjab, Himachal,  Pradesh, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh with new pay-TV content  packages. It will also provide an easy upgrade to multiscreen and over-the-top  business models in the future, according to the three companies.

Fastway logo“Through our partnership with Conax we aim to provide enhanced, flexible  services to our customers and secure another one million subscribers in the next  phase of Punjab digitalisation,” said Gurdeep Singh, managing director, Fastway  Transmissions.

Are Mathisen, vice president Asia sales, Conax added: “Fastway’s vision and  highly skilled team has been key in developing a roadmap for capturing new  market share and harnessing the potential offered by the digital landscape.

“The 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.”