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Cable Technology Feature Article

September 15, 2008

Teleste Launches Headend Hosting Service for Cable TV Operators

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Teleste, a major player in broadband cable networks, has launched headend hosting services, providing headend functionality to cable TV operators as a service.
With this new offering, Teleste has extended its portfolio from equipment, software and professional services to also include hosting services.

The hosting service is set up so that Teleste operates the physical headend equipment and provides customers the functionality they need as a service. Customers pay only a monthly fee based on the number of subscribers they have and do not need to purchase equipment themselves.

“Low initial setup costs make hosted services an ideal solution for small and medium sized operators. Hosting services also enable operators of all sizes to quickly set up new services as the system can be put into operation in less than two weeks”, said Petri Viitala, Teleste’s director, customer support services in a statement.

A group of Spanish CATV operators are the first customers for Teleste’s hosted services. These customers are using encryption as a hosted service. Hosted encryption enables the operators to offer pay-TV services to end-users without having to buy equipment themselves.

The small and medium-sized operators have client bases from 1 000 to 20 000 subscribers making the total number of potential end-users in Spain over one million.

“Encryption gives operators access to a wider variety and more interactive content, something that all subscribers appreciate. Teleste’s hosted encryption service provides operators with an innovative, professional and care-free solution for protecting their content and controlling their subscriber base and revenue,” Viitala said.

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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi