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ZTE integrates next generation Conax security – enters global IPTV reseller agreement

Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and a supplier of total service protection for pay-TV and digital entertainment services worldwide, has announced a reseller agreement with ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions. A key aspect of the partnership is bundling Conax’ Connected Access next generation IPTV security client with ZTE’s complete offering targeting the global IPTV market. The reseller agreement strengthens Conax’ IPTV expansion plans with the first joint operator deployments under preparation.

The Conax Connected Access multipurpose security client provides ZTE’s operator offering with comprehensive content protection for IPTV and OTT, enabling ZTE to position for new markets. The flexible architecture provides converged security with conditional access and DRM, providing a single security client for all operator content to the connected STB. Conax Connected Access utilises an advanced hybrid approach eliminating the need for multiple back-ends.

Adoption of ZTE’s IPTV ecosystem will provide operators with rapid deployment of a complete, secure IPTV platform targeting content savvy consumers in expanding markets.

Fang Hui, Vice President, ZTE Corporation, said: “As we aim to tap the broad opportunities forecasted in the coming years for the IPTV market, ZTE sees strong synergies in partnering with Conax to provide their leading security technology for our global IPTV offering. Conax’ security reputation, reliability and extensive experience in additional segments provide interesting opportunities for harnessing future growth.

“The market holds significant opportunity for rapid expansion within IPTV, thus we are very pleased to introduce the new offering to the global arena.”

Hans Kwaaitaal, SVP APAC & Strategic Partner Management at Conax (pictured), said: “ZTE’s global strength brings a range of value-adding operator benefits to telcos and operators through tried and tested complete platforms, highly reputable products and local expertise and support. With an exciting customer pipeline underway, Conax aims to further strengthen expansion plans within the global IPTV arena, and support ZTE with security expertise for its comprehensive, world-class IPTV ecosystem.”