Conax is a global technology company that provides conditional access solutions for digital television. Based in Oslo, Norway, Conax has subsidiaries in the USA, India and Germany and sales & support offices in Russia, Singapore, China, South Korea, Brazil, and Canada.
Between 1986 and 1992 the core of Conax was formed as a research team in Telenor's Research and Development department. The technology, including one of the world's first pay-TV smart cards, was put into large-scale operation from 1992. In 1994 Telenor Conax was established as an independent company within the Telenor group.
Conax is 100% owned by Telenor, a leading international provider of communications services and one of the largest mobile operators worldwide with main areas of interest within mobile communications, broadband and new media and internet.
Open and Interoperable by sticking to a non-proprietary and open solution, Conax allows the possibility of “freedom of choice” in technology. This is achieved by:

    * A fully open, fair and non-discriminatory licensing policy for STB manufacturers to include support for Conax CAS in the STB
    * Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) and OpenCable compliant transmission format
    * DVB SimulCrypt compliance on both transmission and receiver (STB) sides
    * Detachable security module using an ISO/IEC 7816 compatible smart card
    * Supply of Common Interface Conditional Access Modules (CAMs) and CableCARDs (option)
    * Using a standard over-the-air STB loader such as the Euroloader or other non-proprietary STB loader controlled by the operator
On 1st of July 2011, Middle East Broadcasting Center has launched its HD service in co-operation of Technosat using Conax Encryption