MMDS operator CTL Cable has been a Conax customer since 2003 and provides a bouquet of services spanning twelve major cities in Nigeria.
Commenting on the development, Ofem Ekapong Ofem, group COO, CLT, said: “Our philosophy is that providing quality television services brings educational opportunities to the vast region and diversified demographics we serve.
“For CTL Cable TV it is of utmost importance to create a competitive business model that provides the flexible and secure consumer services that enable our customers to enjoy quality pay-TV programming, while securing our revenue base. I am confident in the deployment of the scalable cloud-based services provided by our long term security provider, Conax, to enable our platform with future-oriented tools”.
Insight from a recent article in Broadband TV News, “Software as a service (SaaS) has emerged as a viable solution for various facets of pay-TV operations such as encoding, streaming & content security. Hosting part or all of security services off-site, operators can unlock the flexibility, scalability, and cost efficiencies needed to be competitive in the broadcast and OTT multiscreen space.”
Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Marketing, Conax, added: “There are many indicators predicting that service-based models will become key business drivers moving forward.
“Conax already has extensive and long experience in operational security hosting, including operations with up to 14 million subscribers. We are now taking our flagship Conax Contego unified security back-end to the next level by transforming our business model to include future-oriented SaaS models. Thus, we are very excited to welcome and announce long-term customer, CTL cable, as the first to deploy our new Contego-as-a-Service cloud-based platform. We are confident that the new platform will further enhance security on its network and boost revenues.”