India’s broadband base is increasing. This is an interesting development and it augurs well for the future of Digital India campaign of the Govt. The future of the CATV community is also in its expansion into the broadband domain. This is the future for the satellite and cable industry to grow and sustain in the future.This issue features a report which highlights the growth of broadband in the Indian markets........


September 2020


The annual SCAT India Tradeshow continues to receive overwhelming industry support, bringing together a 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 2020 show promises to offer, new products and technologies, at extremely attractive prices.


The SCaT 2020 India Tradeshow will be held from 14 to 16 june 2020. The World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai will host more than 150 Companies and brands, displaying and demonstrating more than 3,000 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 The Ministry of Home Affairs & the Ministry of External Affairs, the 28th SCaT 2020 India Tradeshow is easily India's largest & most comprehensive Cable TV & Broadband trade event!

SCaT 2020

- World Trade Centre, (Behind Taj President Hotel) Cuffe Parade, Mumbai

from 14th to 16th june 2020.

Number of Booths : 167

Total No. of Companies & Brands : 200+


ABV International is world’s leading solution provider for the Pay-TV industry, especially in Pay-TV content protection, value-added services and unique terminal solutions as well. After decades of development, we have gained hundreds of clients and partners across the globe. With headquarter in Singapore and more than 14 offices worldwide, enable us to provide instantaneous services and solutions to our customers.

In India, we have been serving more than 400 operators and across the globe we have more than 700 operators, more than 10 broadcasters and more than 20 DTH operators who have shown their faith and confidence in ABV’s robust solutions. The products involved include CAS, ACAS, DRM, HDT Dongle, IPTV System, DTH Solution, Valueadded Middleware, etc. Our rich experience and expertise in the Indian market can help us provide unique and efficient solutions to all kinds of customers from pay TV domain.

In the past couple of years, thanks to our excellent R&D team, we have launched many new products, the next level ACAS, DRM & IPTV solution, DTH Dongle, super-smart fingerprint door lock and a new generation of DTO receiver, etc. This time, we will do demo of all of our latest products and solutions in the coming SCaT trade show!

@Booth A-9, World Trade Centre, Mumbai, 14th-16th June. Our superior support team and sales team are looking forward to your arrival.


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 significantly higher profit margins and monthly revenues than 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 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 2020 will have many companies showcasing their latest GPON products and solutions.


Broadband products widely available at SCaT 2020 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 broadband networks.

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

More than 50 networking companies & brands are exhibiting at SCaT 2020. These include Optilink (B-24 & 25), Mehta Infocom (C-9), and several others. Many of these companies offer complete system design and installation support.


Exhibitors will be offering complete OTT solutions for cable networks. These will provide a customised OTT app with your logo, 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.

Broadband Net’s IPTV Headend is BECIL Certified Approved By Leading Pay Channels Also

The world is moving to Android STBs, which can run android apps, similar to a mobile phone. At SCaT 2020, 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.

BECIL has approved Broadband Net’s IPTV Headend and several TV Channels have confirmed that they will provide their signals.


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.


Optical fibre now forms the backbone of CATV & Broadband distribution. Fibre will be offered by various exhibitors, including Sterlite (A-12+14), Willett (B-10 & 11), and others.

Keith Electronics (C-12 &14) will demonstrate the Fujikura 28S - the World's Smallest & Lightest Active V-groove 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.


A large number of international, stalwart companies are directly participating at SCAT 2020. These include Alliance Broadcast Vision (A-9), DW TV, Novel Super TV (B-17 & 18), Inno Instruments (D-27 to 30), & Kingvon (A-15), to mention just a few.


Almost every large Indian manufacturer or distributor has a presence at SCAT 2020. These include Channel Master & Optilink (B-24 & 25), MCBS (A-1), Mehta Infocom (C-9), Broadband Net (B-7 & 9), DBC Technologies (B-19 & 20), Spec Technologies (B-3 & 4), Willett Communications (B-10 & 11), Eurostar (B-1 & 2) and many, many more.


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.


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.

There Is No Entry Fee.

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

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


Now in its 28th 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 14th to 16th june 2020. Be There ! n