Amsterdam – Conax, part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) announced it is providing the international telecommunications and media company, Millicom, with content protection for its expanding cable and satellite Pay TV operations under the Tigo Star brand. Conax has entered a Supply Agreement with Millicom for its Tigo DTH LatAm operations. Millicom has deployed the Conax Contego Broadcast™ highly scalable and unified security back-end for future-oriented, total service protection and harmonized services for its operations in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Bolivia which launched in recent months.
Tigo has seen significant development of its Satellite and Cable operations in the past 12 months.
In LatAm, Millicom operations serve over 700 thousand pay-TV subscribers in Latin America and are growing rapidly. Conax’ flexible, intuitive and scalable Conax Contego™ security back-end is providing operational simplicity for Tigo and can enable smooth integration of additional services.
“We chose security partner Conax because its technology is robust, scalable and integrates seamlessly into our cable and satellite platforms,” said Luciano Marino, Millicom’s VP Cable, Home and Digital Media.
“We are delighted to be working with Millicom to help their operators realize the delivery of affordable, available and accessible products and services, securely, while reducing the complexity of content protection,” said Rohit Mehra, VP Americas, Conax. Conax is providing Millicom with a a highly reliable and scalable foundation for future growth, including easy expansion to additional business models such as multiscreen and multi-network content delivery for solutions that help enable digital TV operators to think beyond silo-based conditional access approaches – and beyond managed networks for an enhanced consumer experience.