SOURCE: Conax

August 10, 2009 03:00 ET

Conax Maintains Leading Edge in Latin American Security Market for Digital TV

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL--(Marketwire - August 10, 2009) - ABTA 2009 - Conax, one of world's top three security providers for digital TV and content distribution, announces that continues to keep up the pace with previous years in growth of number of customers, despite tough times in the market. Today, the Conax global footprint includes more than 300 customer platforms in over 80 countries and a strategic network of technology and solution partners.

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Contributing factors to Conax' continuing success in Latin America are its leading position and momentum before the downturn, and considerable interest from the market using the high level of security that can be offered using the Conax Chipset Pairing technology.

Chipset Pairing is advanced technology that provides operators and content providers with an additional level of security for content. The solution ensures that specified content is released only to client devices supporting Conax Chipset Pairing - offering operators the best insurance against illegal consumption of content. All leading chipset vendors support Conax Chipset Pairing and client devices with Conax Chipset Pairing. Conax has been able to combine open standards and competition in the market with high level of security by running all set-top boxes through both a functional test and a security evaluation.

"Conax security evaluation for consumer devices ensures that the same high standards are employed for all Conax licensed consumer devices, contrary to the competition who offer varying levels of security for consumer devices." states Ricardo Pirola, VP, Conax Latin America.

"Conax continues to keep up the pace with previous year in growth of number of customers, despite tough times in the market. The demand for Conax Chipset Pairing has set us apart from competitive security solutions in Latin America," confirms Mr. Pirola.

In key markets such as Argentina, Conax is strengthening its presence with 8 customers, among them Grupo Clarín (Cablevision-Multicanal - www.cablevision.ar). Based in Buenos Aires, Grupo Clarín currently has approximately 3 million customers throughout Argentina is the largest cable operator in Latin America.

"Conax is confident that it can provide the tools that the operators in the Latin American market need to continue the digitalization in a manner that will secure and provided added-value to their business," Mr. Pirola concludes.

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 300 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 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.

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.

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