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Verimatrix wins Mexican IPTV deal

Mexican telco AXTEL has chosen content protection technology from US firm Verimatrix to secure its new managed IPTV service, which combines linear and on-demand content with a network PVR, interactive content and free-to-air DTT channels.

In addition to Verimatrix’s VCAS for IPTV solution, AXTEL has also chosen an end-to-end TV platform from Ericsson, including an MPEG-4 AVC head-end and the Ericsson Multiscreen TV Solution.

VCAS for IPTV is being integrated on set-top boxes made by Korean firm Kaon Media, which also feature EPG navigation by UK firm Mirada.

Jenaro Martinez Lopez, Director of TV at AXTEL, said: “We strive to ensure our valued subscribers have a superior quality of experience (QoE) with access to the most popular and entertaining content available.

“To achieve this vision, we needed a flexible revenue security solution that could provide robust protection for our existing services along with the multi-network capability to satisfy future customer demand beyond our managed network.”

The service is delivered over AXTEL’s new fibre network, along with broadband and voice services. Its new TV platform has reportedly been configured so that the telco can easily add over-the-top (OTT) or even DTH services to the same core platform at some point in the future if needed.

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