Conax's move to establish an Indian operation center with conditional
access experts is the result of recent contracts with the Essel
Group and Cablecomm, says a company release.
The SchweConax' subsidiary will be officially opened by Norwegian
Ambassador in India Truls Hanevold, today, on 23 October. In addition
to technical operation and local support, Conax also plans to develop
and test set-top boxes software in India.
The technical operations centre is established in Delhi. In a bid
to strengthen their position in Asia, Conax has signed up with several
operators in the Asian region during the last year.
According to Conax CEO Bent Brugård, "India is an important
market within the Asian region, and after the decision of the Indian
parliament to make CAS mandatory, the suppliers of conditional access
have strengthened their focus on the growing Indian market. The
set-up of technical operations centre will allow us to serve India
and the Asian region in an improved manner and to provide Essel
and Cablecomm with the needed CAS and local support."
Established as Conax Access Systems Private Limited, the company
will be managed by CEO Ranjit Nigam. According to Nigam, "In
addition to technical operation and local support, Conax plans to
start with software development and testing of set-top boxes in
India. Hence, there will be an extensive transfer of knowledge from
the head office in Norway. We expect the Indian subsidiary to expand
with regard to number of employees in the months to come. This makes
Conax the only CA provider with such strong presence in the Indian