Solaris links with Nagra

Solaris Mobile, the upcoming S-Band/DVB-SH set of services from satellite, has linked with Nagra Kudelski for its conditional access.

“Nagravision and Solaris Mobile, a joint venture of Eutelsat and SES Astra, the leading provider of satellite-based next generation networks for mobile services, announced today they are joining forces in the development of a harmonised ecosystem to optimise the delivery of mobile TV and broadband services,” said a statement, released at yesterday’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Jean-Luc Jaquier, VP of Nagravision Mobile TV, said: “DVB-SH broadcasting technology offers the capability to reach a wide range of the population with Mobile TV and interactive services. Solaris Mobile has very aggressive plans to launch the service and build the market. It's an honour to be part of this initiative and we look forward to providing our expertise to the success of the project."

“The Nagra Mobile TV content and service protection platform already provides all the functions needed to protect the broadcasted services and content in DVB-SH. It is available today as an extension to existing Nagravision conditional access systems or as a stand-alone system. The comprehensive Nagravision mobile solution suite fully supports both OMA BCAST Smartcard Profile and Open Security Framework across all industry networks,” the statement continued.

“Solaris Mobile was established in early 2008 to develop next generation mobile TV and automotive services via satellite. Its corporate headquarters in Dublin officially opened in June 2008. The company plans to provide video, radio and data plus two-way communication to a variety of handheld and vehicle-mounted mobile devices. Solaris Mobile’s range of services, scheduled for launch in early 2009, is aimed primarily at Broadcasters, Telco operators, the Automotive industry and Data & Communication providers. The company intends to operate in a 2.00 GHz frequency band, the S-band, reserved only for the exclusive use of satellite and terrestrial mobile services. The S-band sits alongside UMTS frequencies that are already used across Europe for 3G terrestrial services,” the statement continued.