9 companies signed MoUs for DD Freedish iCAS

It is very long time that we heard some update about DD Freedish iCAS. The Deity has listed 9 set-top box manufacturers company who have signed MoUs with the Indian Conditional Access System (iCAS) developed by ByDesign India Pvt Ltd.

These 9 companies will produce set-top boxes with iCAS. The all 9 companies are:

  • Melbon-Millennium Technologies, (Delhi)
  • SOLID -KMTS Engineering Pvt Ltd, (Delhi)
  • MyBox Technologies Pvt Ltd (Delhi)
  • C-Net Communications India Pvt Ltd. (Delhi)
  • Smasher Communications Pvt Ltd. (B'lore)
  • Velankani Electronics Pvt Ltd, (B'lore)
  • Exza Info System (Pune)
  • ABS Productions Pvt Ltd. (Mumbai)
  • Videocon (Aurangabad)

9 companies signed MoUs for DD Freedish iCAS
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iCAS had been test deployed by 13 operators by March-end at Sandur, Challakere and Ranebennur in Karnataka; Chalisgaon and Wai in Maharashtra; Yerraguntla and Tadipatri in Andhra Pradesh; Madurai in Tamil Nadu; Durgapur in West Bengal; Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh; Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh; Bikaner in Rajasthan and Haldwani in Uttarakhand.

According to the agreement signed, developed iCAS will be made available to the operators at 0.5USD or less for a period of 3 years. Over 25,000 STBs with iCAS have already been distributed across the country during the month of December last till January this year as some sources.