Set-Top Boxes Set to Become Cheaper With Indigenous Solution
Set-top boxes (STBs) are likely to become cheaper as an
indigenously-developed solution for conditional access system (CAS) will
be made available to domestic manufacturers at less than half the
Domestic CAS licences will be provided for around
Rs. 32 or $0.5, compared to the current market cost of $2-3 (roughly Rs. 132 – Rs. 200) per licence.
The average cost of one STB is in the range of Rs. 800 to Rs. 1,200.