Bratislava-based Towercom has deployed CryptoGuard CAS to secure its nationwide DTT pay-TV services. The privately owned TV and telecommunications operator’s DTT network provides free-to-air and encrypted TV channels and covers 99% of the Slovak population.


Gabriel Balla: Towercom

As part of the development of its pay-TV business, Towercom required more flexibility in the selection of consumer devices and cost optimisation while maintaining a high security level. The advanced features, scalability and simplicity of the CAS solution led to the operator selecting CryptoGuard CAS.

“A good CAS vendor’s criterias are flexible platform, wide range of supported set-top-box vendors, good connections in the pay-TV business, professionalism, certified security and a great price policy. We have found everything in CryptoGuard,” said Gabriel Balla, chief innovation officer at Towercom.

Krzysztof Wieczorek, sales director CEE & CIS at CryptoGuard, commented: “I am very happy to be working with Towercom and with our new presence in Slovakia. Our CAS solution provides Towercom with a modern technology platform and cost-effective business model.”

Kjell Carlswärd, CEO at CryptoGuard, added: “Towercom is the latest addition of major operators to select CryptoGuard CAS for their content security needs. This proves the appeal of a feature-rich and cost-effective CAS platform while maintaining top-level security. CryptoGuard CAS will also offer Towercom a wide range of client devices and modern features enhancing the viewer experience.”