Tier 1 operator, Telenet, has deployed over 400,000 STB’s with Latens’ software-only CAS
Latens, a provider of software security solutions for payTV across all networks, today announced that Telenet Group has chosen Latens Titanium secure software CAS, to boost its leadership position in the Belgian payTV market. Telenet is continuously rolling out the Latens software across its customer base and has deployed over four hundred thousand set-top boxes featuring Latens Titanium to date.
Telenet Group is the largest provider of cable services in Belgium, reaching more than four million subscribers. As part of its mission to continue to invest in product innovations, Telenet has chosen to adopt Latens Titanium software-only CAS alongside the other CAS deployed on the Telenet network. Latens Titanium enables one system to run across multiple networks, providing Telenet with significant cost savings and ensuring that its CAS platform can grow and adapt in line with its services.
Using Latens Titanium, service operators can manage a range of networks from a single headend without having to change systems. This reduction in the number of headends needed allows operators to streamline and simplify their network, and minimise the cost of CAS integration into their business and operational systems.
“Protecting our assets is extremely important to us,” says Noam Raffaelli, VP Network & Systems Engineering of Telenet. “Given the size and diversity of our subscriber base, we needed a content security solution that we could install quickly and cost-effectively, but that would grow and adapt with our requirements. Latens understands our security goals and has also demonstrated that its software-based approach is inherently suited to a business like ours that must move swiftly to bring new services to market and stay one step ahead.”
Carmi Bogot, President of Latens, adds: “In a multi-screen, multiple network world, more operators are experiencing the limitations of smart-card based systems. With video increasingly being watched on PCs and mobile devices, forward thinking service operators like Telenet require a content security solution that can adapt to support all of these new platforms, as well as set-top boxes in the home. Securing the content of a leading operator like Telenet is a great endorsement of the innovative benefits provided by Latens Titanium.”
Latens developed and launched the world’s 1st DVB® compliant software-only CAS eight years ago, since then it has been deployed to operators globally. The card-less technology offers PayTV operators a more dynamic solution, reducing operational costs that are incurred with traditional card-based solutions. Latens’ CAS protects content across all networks - Cable, IP, DTH, DTT - be it one-way, two-way or hybrid from a single headend, making it a future-proof investment for operators expanding their PayTV services across multiple distribution infrastructures.
Latens is leading the way in DVB® compliant software Conditional Access, enabling operators of broadcast and broadband payTV networks around the world to securely deliver next generation entertainment services to set-top boxes, PCs, mobile devices and home networks. With offices in the US, UK and India, Latens’ customer base stretches globally. Latens’ success has been reflected in the number of prestigious industry awards it has won: The Queen’s Award for Enterprise; TelcoTV Innovation in Conditional Access Award; and the Deloitte Fast 500 technology award for the EMEA region. In 2010, Latens was acquired by Pace plc.
Telenet is an important supplier of broadband cable services in Belgium. Telenet specialises in supplying cable television, high-speed internet and telephone services, primarily to residential customers in Flanders and Brussels. Under the brand name Telenet Solutions it also provides services to companies in Belgium and Luxembourg. Telenet is listed on Euronext Brussels under ticker symbol TNET. For more information: www.telenet.be
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