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Baltcom taps CryptoGuard for content security

Baltcom’s headquarters

Baltcom, Latvia’s second largest MSO, has tapped CryptoGuard to provide content security as it proceeds to fully digitise its cable TV network.

Baltcom is Latvia’s second largest television and internet service provider with a fibre optic coverage area including 20 towns and cities across the country. Baltcom is now fully owned by the mobile operator Bite Latvija.

According to CryptoGuard, Baltcom identified significant opportunities for cost reduction in its choice of CAS.

CryptoGuard CAS, Conditional Access System claims to offer low entry cost and a pay as you grow business model for digital TV operators. The CAS includes an integrated Subscriber Management System (SMS) with ability of remote management. Both cardless and card-based CAS clients are based on ecurity meeting the requirements for up to HD premium content.

“We did not want to sacrifice any of the service quality of stability, and we wanted to be sure the CAS solution will be supported for many years ahead. With CryptoGuard all this was in place, as well as their financial flexibility and attractive business model, which were the deciding factors in selecting CryptoGuard CAS,” said Dmitrijs Nikitins, CEO of Baltcom.

Krzysztof Wieczorek, Sales Director CEE & CIS at CryptoGuard said: “I am very happy to be working with Baltcom and with our new presence in the Baltic region. Our CAS solution provides Baltcom with a modern technology platform and cost-effective business model.

Kjell Carlswärd, CEO at CryptoGuard said: “Baltcom is the latest addition of major operators to select CryptoGuard CAS for their content security needs. This proves the appeal of a feature-rich and cost-effective CAS platform while maintaining top-level security. CryptoGuard CAS will also offer Baltcom a wide range of card-based and cardless client devices enhancing the viewer experience.”