Taipei and New Delhi – January 20, 2016 – ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) chipset solution provider, is showcasing at Convergence 2016 a full lineup of chipsets answering to the rapidly rising demand driven by Phase III/ IV digitization in India.
Set-top box shipments to SAARC countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) registered a record 73% growth in the third quarter of 2015, mostly driven by rapid digitization in India, according to a Dataxis analysis. In the fourth quarter, 7.34 million STBs were shipped in the SAARC region, with India accounting for about 97% of the total shipments. STBs of all kinds from SD to HDTV and hybrid boxes are witnessing steady and robust growth.
Already mass-deployed by world-leading pay-TV operators including Indian MSOs, SITI Cable, Kccl and others, ALi’s cardbased and cardless solutions with a proven track record for their high performance and cost effectiveness will be able to respond to India’s urgent STB demand amid Phase III/IV rollout. Furthermore, working with multiple major CAS partners, ALi continues to offer advanced security solutions meeting the evolving requirements for protection of premium content and operator revenue. ALi is the world’s first chipset provider to launch Conax Cardless solutions, accumulating millions of shipments since 2014. In addition, the first ALi third-generation security chip submitted for NAGRA NOCS3 cardless security certification was able to complete the rigorous process ahead of regular schedule, outperforming the lead time generally required to have the very first NOCS3 chip integration and certification. This is complementing the global ALi chipset offerings for pay- TV operators either in cable or satellite fields.
“ALi is experienced in developing innovative and competitive STB solutions that bring enriched digital TV within reach for more people around the world,” said Tony Chang, Chief Operating Officer of ALi Corporation. “ALi’s full spectrum of smart card based and cardless STB solutions are ideal answers to the needs of Indian digital TV transition. We will continue to enhance our chipset offerings with forward-looking features and thereby create values for our eco-system partners.”
Visitors to Convergence 2016 will be able to see live demonstrations of ALi chipset solutions at Hall 18, #C173.