Amino IP video deploying in Bolivia

Entel, the national telecommunications operator in Bolivia, has begun a deployment of AminoVU set-top boxes running on AminoOS to deliver IP video services across ...

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Entel, the national telecommunications operator in Bolivia, has begun a deployment of AminoVU set-top boxes running on AminoOS to deliver IP video services across its newly deployed fiber network, which covers almost 100% of the country.

Entel services include telephony, mobile, broadband and satellite TV. The company is broadening its offering by deploying IPTV nationally as part of a drive to increase connectivity and digital service quality throughout the country.

The government-owned telco rollout of IPTV services is the first in Bolivia. Entel selected Amino's IPTV devices running on Linux as part of a solution that includes Minerva middleware and Verimatrix conditional access.

An Entel spokesperson said: "This major deployment of Amino set-top-boxes enables us to widen consumer choice by providing IPTV entertainment services over fiber in almost 300 towns. We selected Amino to play this important role in our IPTV roll-out primarily due to its excellent reputation for flexibility, reliability and cost-effective performance."

Amino CEO Donald McGarva said: "Deploying fiber-optic networks enables telcos such as Entel to broaden their consumer offering and make the most of their existing customer relationships through launching IPTV services. Entel is a very forward-thinking operator with exciting plans to deliver new services countrywide, and we're very pleased to be playing a key role through the successful rollout of our AminoOS powered devices."        

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