WorldCall selects Verimatrix content security
Michelle Clancy
| 18 June 2014
Pakistan's WorldCall Telecom has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB to secure its digital cable (DVB-C) network and to support the transition to broadcast-hybrid service delivery.

VCAS for DVB replaces WorldCall's existing content security system, which was reliant on smart cards. VCAS for DVB secures WorldCall's linear content library and associated revenue for broadcast services over its DVB-C network, including WorldCall Cable TV services, which offer a mix of drama, thriller, action, romance, news and documentaries on more than 300 channels. The service is managed via redundant headends in Karachi and Lahore and six regional headends in other cities of Pakistan. It is delivered using SandMartin BVA3006 high definition (HD) set-top boxes (STBs).

"We chose VCAS because it integrates seamlessly with our existing resources and because of the many advantages of cardless security," said Furqan Ahman Mubarik, senior manager for engineering and planning at WorldCall. "Verimatrix is highly regarded as the leader in cardless security, and we are confident that using the VCAS multi-network architecture will allow us to cost-effectively expand our service offering to include hybrid and OTT services in the future without requiring a significant increase in CAPEX."

The cardless VCAS system supports future network expansion, including the addition of more advanced and flexible services, such as over-the-top (OTT) video delivery. The multi-network VCAS platform overall supports future extension to IP-centric network topologies from a single security authority.

"It's no secret that cardless security solutions offer many benefits, including operational simplicity, reduced CAPEX and logistical advantages," said Steve Oetegenn, president at Verimatrix. "We are delighted to be working with WorldCall to help them realise these significant benefits while also providing a stable and scalable foundation for future growth."