Mexicos second largest cable TV operator Cablems has embarked upon a major programme to drive the standard for digital TV in Latin Americas largest market for pay-TV.

Based in Mexico City, Cablems claims to have grown its subscriber base through a bouquet of value-added triple play services and wants to extend the advantages of a digital environment to households across the country.

The cable firm will offer digital services including next generation IP video services using the Conax security platform and Evolution Digital hybrid IP STBs and DVRs. It has deployed four redundant centralised Conax content security head-ends to serve its one million plus subscriber base with functions such as subscription, pay-per-view, Conax pairing and on demand products.

In addition it has shipped and installed over 260,000 Evolution Digital high quality SD and HD devices with an additional 320,000 on order.

Said Carlos Alvarez, Managing Director of Cablems Telecomunicaciones S.A. de CV: The strong cooperation with Conax and Evolution Digital has provided Cablems with simple and elegant solutions to drive our digitisation process. The expertise and strong product line fuelled with a great partnership have further strengthened Cablems confidence in our partners and the development of the Cablems cable operation.