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12 June, 2019 - 15:49 By Kate Sweeney

Amino chosen for IPTV rollout in Bolivia

Donald McGarva

Cambridge-based Amino Communications has secured a significant contract with Bolivia’s national telecoms operator Entel to underpin deployment of IPTV across most of the South American country.

The government-owned telco rollout of IPTV services is the first in Bolivia and includes a broad range of entertainment, news and sports content. Entel chose 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 fibre in almost 300 towns.”

Amino CEO Donald McGarva said: “Deploying fibre 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 roll-out of our AminoOS powered devices.”

Headquartered in La Paz, the state-run operator has 100 per cent national coverage.

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