The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has announced that Verimatrix will make presentation at the Digital Broadcasting Africa Forum 2016, taking place in Lagos from May 11 to 13.
Geir Bjorndal, Vice-President, International Strategy, Middle East and Africa at Verimatrix, will present next-generation revenue security solutions that meet the needs of African video service providers. Verimatrix is the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the world.
Organised by CTO, the event which will take place at Eko Hotels & Suites is hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology and the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
“We will address the importance of the growth of wireless broadband and its role in enabling Internet TV in the Africa market,” Bjorndal says. “This unique environment provides a wealth of opportunity for service providers to offer compelling new services and increase ARPU.”
According to the London-based CTO, Bjorndal’s presentation, “Unlocking the potential of Internet TV,” is scheduled for Wednesday, 11 May at 15:30 and will focus on how today’s progressive service providers can take full advantage of video delivery over wireless broadband. He will discuss the considerations when setting up an Internet TV service, including the technology ecosystem needed to deploy in physical or virtualised environments of tightly integrated cloud-based components and the total cost of ownership metrics for developing a multi-DRM platform to deliver across different devices.
Launched in 2006, this series of events have helped policymakers, regulators and operators from the African broadcasting and ICT sectors to map out their strategies for digital migration.