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September 2018

SCAT 2018 SHOW PREVIEW


The annual SCAT India Tradeshow continues to receive overwhelming industry support, and has grown every year, bringing together a growing and vibrant Indian Cable TV & Broadband industry. Over the years, change has been a constant for our industry, but cable TV networks have always pushed ahead, overcome difficulties and grown their businesses. The SCaT 2018 show promises to offer, new products and technologies, at extremely attractive prices.


THE SCAT 2018 INDIA TRADESHOW

The SCaT 2018 India Tradeshow will be held from 24 to 26 October 2018. The World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai will host more than 200 Companies and brands, displaying and demonstrating more than 3,500 products and services, all targeted exclusively at Indian MSOs, LCO, ISPs & VNOs.

The show spans 7 halls at 2 different locations within the World Trade complex, at Cuffe Parade in Mumbai.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Approved by the Indian Government’s ITPO, The Ministry of Home Affairs & the Ministry of External Affairs, the 27th SCaT 2018 India Tradeshow is easily India's largest & most comprehensive Cable TV & Broadband trade event!


SCaT 2018 - World Trade Centre, (Behind Taj President Hotel) Cuffe Parade, Mumbai from 24th to 26th October 2018.

Number of Booths : 183
Total No. of Companies & Brands : 200+
Number of Countries Participating : 19


SCAT 2018 CO-HOST: A-9: ABV

Headquartered in Singapore, ABV International is one of the world’s leading solution providers in digital broadcast industry. We’ve supported more than 400 operators in India, and over 600 global operators using our end to end solutions for both Pay TV and free to air services, out of which we have more than 20 DTH operators who selected ABV’s Advance CAS for their operation. Expanding our core value of conditional access system, we launched our latest DRM and DTH solutions, helping to secure content for our customers, and providing customizable combination to create unprecedented revenue streams.

We have the complete range of our latest products and solutions which includes CAS, ACAS, DRM, MiFi solution, DTH solution, IoT ecosystem etc.

Come to us and get the deals done!





SCAT 2018 CO-HOST: A-10: BYDESIGN

ByDesign India Private Limited, part of the Velankani Group and headquartered in Bangalore, India, is at the forefront of product design. On the strength of its global outlook, manufacturing facilities, financial acumen and the pedigree of its engineers, ByDesign develops a world-class range of electronic products that include Set Top Boxes (STB), Digital Headend Systems, Smart Phones, Open Compute Platform Devices, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City Devices.

ByDesign was awarded the Government of India (GoI) project to develop the Indian Conditional Access System at par with the best, in terms of features and security. This will help boost adoption of Digital STBs in the country and accelerate the digitisation of STBs program as envisaged by Government of India.


SCAT 2018 CO-HOST: A-15: DW TV

Deutsche Welle, or DW as it is more well known in India, celebrates 65 years of providing News and information to the world. It has been actively distributed in India for the past 23 years, reaching out to over a 125 million subscribers & homes through various distribution partners and platforms such as Cable TV, DTH, Mobile phone Apps, IPTV and other modes of digital distribution.

With its selection of programs on Lifestyle, Health, Cars & Automobiles, Mobilephones & Technology, Food & Cooking, as well as News and Current Affairs…. DW has successfully been syndicating its content to various Indian Channels in all Indian languages. The channel has been well received and is known for its unbiased viewpoints on world events, news and politics.

At this years show at SCaT’18 next month, DW representatives from India and Germany will be available to meet their re-distribution partners and work on signing agreements with new partners. DW is also co-Hosting the Networking party as well as the Registration of visitors to the show.


BROADBAND

Today, broadband delivery is far more lucrative than Cable TV distribution. Unlike pay channels that must be procured only from the specific broadcaster, internet bandwidth is a commodity that can be procured from the lowest cost source. Further, wired / fibre broadband provides much significantly higher profit margins and monthly revenues that cable TV. As a result, most Cable TV networks have commenced independent GPON based broadband networks, operating either as licensed ISPs or VNOs.

With the imminent launch of JioGigaFiber, existing broadband networks are being rapidly upgraded to deliver at least 100 Mbps via FTTH. In view of the large demand, SCaT 2018 will have many companies showcasing their latest GPON products and solutions.

Broadband products widely available at SCaT 2018 will include switches, OLT, O&U, Gigabit switches, Managed switches, Cable Modems etc.

To optimise high speed delivery of content to customers and reduce bandwidth cost. Exhibitors will also be offering peering & caching solutions that can be installed by cable networks.

Several exhibitors will offer a complete turn key solution including installation and commissioning.

More than 50 networking companies & brands are exhibiting at SCaT 2018. These include Sai Baba Networks (C-1 & 2), Synnefo (A-6), Optilink (B-24 & 25), Mehta Telecom (C-7 & 8), and several others. Many of these companies offer complete system design and installation support.

Meenakshi Satellite Communication will showcase AFL & CIS outdoor plant wireline networks as well as inside building fiber management & Fiber-To-The Home (FTTH) solutions.


OTT

Exhibitors will be offering complete OTT solutions for cable networks. These will provide a customised OTT app on mobile phones through which a cable TV network's customers’ can receive music, videos and even live TV channel streaming on their mobile phones. Prices will vary depending on the size of network and facilities required.

The world is moving to Android STBs, which can run android apps, similar to a mobile phone. At SCaT 2018, Broadband Net (B-8 & B-9) will demonstrate a complete OTT system, including all hardware & WiFi enabled Android STBs that will provide customers’ TVs direct access to OTT content like Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube etc.

BULK BANDWIDTH & DARK FIBRE

Exhibitors will also be offering bulk bandwidth at extremely competitive prices. Others will be offering CDN and caching solutions for faster download speeds and improve customer experience when using the network for frequently accessed web content.


FIBRE SOLUTIONS

Optical fibre now forms the backbone of CATV & Broadband distribution. Fibre will be offered by various exhibitors, including Sterlite (F-18), Rank Infratel (F-24), Willett (B-10 & 11), and others.

Keith Electronics (C-12 &14) will demonstrate the Fujikura 28S - the World's Smallest & Lightest Active Vgroove splicer. Splicing time is just 6 seconds. The m/c can handle fiber sizes of 125 microns to 3 mm.

Most exhibitors will offer a wide variety of Optical nodes, EDFA amplifiers, fusion splicers and Test & Measurement instruments.


INTERNATIONAL STALWARTS

A large number of international, stalwart companies are directly participating at SCAT 2018. These include Alliance Broadcast Vision (A-9), DW TV (A-15), Novel Super TV (B-17 & 18), Inno Instruments (D-27 to 30), Chang Hong (B-21 & 22), Antik (E-14) & Kingvon (A-14), to mention just a few.

Normann Engineering, Austria (D-33 + 34) are distributors & system integrators for broadband operators. They offer solutions with products from ARRIS, CISCO, VIAVI, HARMONIC, TECHNICOLOR & many others providing solutions for HFC, Digital Video, FTTX & VoIP.

Antik Technology is an EU based IPTV end-to-end solutions company. It will demonstrate its professional receivers, encoders/transcoders, monitoring, HLS media streaming servers, IPTV middleware, hospitality systems, digital signage solution, IPTV and hybrid DVB+IP set-top boxes.


MAJOR INDIAN PAVILIONS

Almost every large Indian manufacturer or distributor has a presence at SCAT 2018. These include ByDesign (A-10), Channel Master & Optilink (B-24 & 25), Mehta Infocom (C-7 & 8), Sai baba Infocom (C-1 & 2), MCBS (A-1), Broadband Net (B-7 & 9), DBC Technologies (B-19 & 20), Spec Technologies (B-3 & 4), Willett Communications (B-10 & 11), Eurostar (B-1 & 2), Catvision (A-2), Surbhi Broadband (A-12), and many, many more.


SPECIAL MAGAZINE PACKAGE OFFER

As in earlier years, Satellite & Cable TV magazine will be offering attractive options for subscriptions and renewals.

The offers will be available only for subscriptions renewed at the show.


PRE-REGISTERED BADGES FOR SUBSCRIBERS

We are sending all subscribers of Satellite & Cable TV Magazine, their personalised, pre-registered badges by post. Please bring these along with you for a direct entry into the tradeshow.


Entry Is Free & All Trade Visitors Are Welcome Even If You Do Not Have A Pre-Registered Badge


There Is No Entry Fee.

If you do not receive your badge or have a friend who wants to attend, all are welcome to walk in, even if they are not preregistered, or if they have not received a badge. Only a brief registration form needs to be completed at the Registration counter, in case you do not have a preregistered badge.


Register On Website


Visitors wanting to avoid the long queues at the Registration counters can also register online at the website at http://www.scatmag.com/scatindia/badge


TRADE MEETING PLACE

auses of each of the tariff orders.Now in its 27th year, the SCAT Tradeshow provides a vibrant annual meeting place for the entire Indian CATV industry, making it more than just an annual Trade exhibition. It provides an opportunity for distributors and retailers to meet each other personally and re-establish old associations. Retailers get to meet manufacturers directly and establish trade ties. Conversely, it permits International and Indian manufacturers to meet potential retailers and dealers, expand their distribution network & increase sales turnover.

Cable TV network owners from across the country meet and exchange views and local opportunities and concerns, as well as share solutions that they have found useful.

We look forward to meeting visitors and industry personnel. All are warmly invited to join this industry event that will provide visitors not only the latest technology for Cable TV, Broadband & OTT from the world over, but also an opportunity to meet industry colleagues, during the 3- day event.

The SCAT Tradeshow will be held at its regular venue – The World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade (behind Taj President Hotel), Mumbai, from 24th to 26th October 2018. Be There !

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The matter was heard on July 20, 2018 and rejected Star's appeal for a stay.

The TRAI's implementation schedule will continue as declared on July 3, 2018.

TRAI and the government have been asked to file their replies within 4 weeks and Star India's rejoinders if any, within 2 weeks thereafter.