Cambridge UK, 30 May 2019 – Entel, the national telecommunications operator in Bolivia, has begun a major deployment of AminoVU set-top boxes running on AminoOS to deliver IPTV services across its newly deployed fiber network, which covers almost 100% of the country.
Currently, Entel has a broad consumer offering including telephony, mobile, broadband and satellite TV and is broadening this range of services by deploying IPTV nationally as part of an aggressive drive to increase connectivity and digital service quality throughout the country.
The government-owned telco rollout of IPTV services is the first in Bolivia and has a broad range of entertainment, news and sports content. Entel selected Amino’s IPTV devices running on Linux as part of a solution that includes Minerva middleware and Verimatrix conditional access.
Discussing Bolivia’s first nationwide IPTV rollout, 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 roll-out of our AminoOS powered devices.”
Headquartered in La Paz, the state-run operator has 100% national coverage and has recently extended its drive to provide telecommunications services to every community in the country.
Amino is a global leader in media and entertainment technology solutions and an IPTV pioneer, working with over 250 operators in 100-plus countries. Drawing on more than 20 years’ experience delivering IP/cloud innovation, Amino enables operators to meet the challenges they face as broadcast TV and online video moves to an all-IP future with managed over-the-top (OTT) offerings. We are expert in software, hardware and cloud implementation – able to deploy our own leading-edge technologies and integrate these with third-party and ‘upcycled’ legacy systems. At the forefront of the evolution of TV Everywhere, Amino helps operators to provide the features and functionality modern consumers are looking for in a multiscreen, multi-device entertainment world.
Having deployed over 10 million customer premise devices and the software necessary to link the back end to the user interface, we understand the issues operators face. We partner with operators to deliver end-to-end, operator-ready solutions that enable next-generation customer experiences. We ‘upcycle’ existing infrastructure to support more advanced services and integrate seamlessly with new technologies to form a unified ecosystem. The result is a fresh consumer offering based on a consistent user experience across all screens, building brand reputation, stemming churn, growing subscribers and increasing average revenue per user (ARPU).
Amino Communications is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amino Technologies PLC and listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM: symbol AMO), with headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and global offices in California, Finland, Hong Kong and Portugal. For more details, visit www.aminocom.com
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