SOURCE: Conax

October 29, 2009 07:00 ET

Conax Targeting Latin America for Expansion of Security Hosting Model

CAPER, BUENOS AIRES--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) - Conax, one of the top three security providers for digital TV and content distribution world-wide, has announced it is planning to launch its security hosting model, already successful in Europe, in Latin America. The security hosting model, geared towards all segments, provides TV operations with an easy way to "go digital". Through the Conax model, approved hosting partners are able to offer full-scale security advantages at favorable pricing models to smaller operators, regardless of size or location.

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Conax is an established content security leader in Latin America whose footprint already includes a network of strategic local partners. The company is looking to establish regional hosting partners to offer smaller TV operators affordable state-of-the-art content security and shared centralized costs. In addition to a comprehensive partnership with Conax, approved hosting partners will be able to further leverage their product and service portfolios for operators of all sizes.

According to Conax, over 100 million subscribers are connected to smaller sized TV platforms globally. Operators of analogue platforms are not able to meet the market expectations created by of digital TV services. Conax provides a partner solution for small networks to both "go digital" and secure their content -- an option previously too costly for many operators.

"Over the previous years, Conax has grown 100% each year in Latin America and strengthened its position in the market through close cooperation with local partners, says Ricardo Pirola, VP Latin America, Conax. We are keen to further develop our portfolio and partner network in Latin America to include hosting partners."

"Conax is the first major security provider to provide a solution of this type, says Mr. Pirola. Conax Content Security Hosting partners will provide state-of-the-art solutions to the large population of smaller TV platforms in the region."

Facts: Conax Security Hosting through Partners --

Start-up investments for digital TV operations participating in Conax Content Security Hosting solutions are substantially reduced by centralizing head-end components and sharing core services. Security hosting through approved Conax partners provides operators with additional stability, minimal up-front investment and reduced operating investments. Benefits also include fast and hassle-free digitalization, and local competence and support. The model ensures the same high level of content security Conax is known for, and freedom of choice for security-evaluated set-top boxes.

About Conax (www.conax.com)

Conax, a leading global provider of security solutions for digital TV and content distribution, provides content protection for premium pay-TV content via all types of networks -- cable, satellite, IP, terrestrial, and MMDS. Through its global network of partners, Conax is able to offer state-of-the-art content security to more than 350 digital TV operators in over 80 countries around the globe. Conax is ISO 9001 certified and ISO 27001 security certified. All Conax products are compliant with open standards.

Conax headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway, with subsidiaries in USA, India and Germany and sales & support offices in Russia, Singapore, China, South Korea, Brazil and Canada.

Conax is part of the Telenor Group (www.telenor.com). Telenor Group has telecom operations in 13 countries, 168 million mobile subscriptions worldwide and is among the largest mobile operators in the world.

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