JAINHITS opts for ARRIS set-top boxes
Rebecca Hawkes
| 30 September 2014
Indian HITs-based direct-to-network video service JAINHITS has selected ARRIS' HMC set-top boxes (STBs) to deliver full high definition (HD) services to cable TV network owners.

"As we look to grow our services to meet the digital transition in India and introduce HD services later this year, we are pleased to extend our working relationship with ARRIS to add its set-tops to our offering," said Dr J K Jain, chairman, JAINHITS.

"Our platform coupled with ARRIS set-tops will allow cable operators to provide 250 digital TV channels using just 12 frequencies as compared to the 106 they are using today. This will help them free valuable spectrum, and use this available spectrum to provide broadband services to increase ARPU and fulfil Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's dream of a digitally developed India," he added.

JAINHITS already offers around 250 standard definition (SD) digitised and encrypted satellite-based channels, following the launch of the nationwide ARRIS digital headend earlier in 2014. The company also offers data and voice services, and plans to build digital highways through an active network of independent service operators (ISOs) or local cable operators (LCOs) across India.