StarTimes is to further expand its service into new African markets. The operator has adopted the full range of Conax certified set-top box based on ALi chipset solutions.

StarTimes, with branches in 26 African countries and operations in 14 countries, has accumulated nearly 5 million terrestrial subscribers across Africa and ranks among the top three DTV operators in the region.

“Strong eco-system partners are very valuable to StarTimes operations,” indicated XinXing Pang, Chairman, StarTimes. The collaboration with global leading partners, ALi and Conax, helps us deliver optimized total solutions in terms of performance, security, and costs that drive DTV expansion in Africa.”

“Conax has long-term relations with both ALi and StarTimes,” added Morten Solbakken, President & CEO, Conax. “Conax certified content security delivered on ALi STB chipsets enables robust protection of StarTimes extensive services. We look forward to further strengthening these strategic partnerships and continuing to deliver future-oriented solutions to capture the booming opportunities in African markets.”