Amino secures CDE Lightband IPTV contract

Monday, April 12th, 2010
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ALPHARETTA, GA — Amino Communications (AIM: AMO.L), the world leading IPTV specialist, is to be the long-term provider of MPEG-4 set-top boxes (STBs) to CDE Lightband, the broadband and electricity provider for the city of Clarksville, Tennessee.

CDE Lightband serves over 59,000 customers via an 960-mile fiber to the home (FTTH) network which has earned the city “broadband community” status. The network, supporting speeds of between 10Mbps and one gigabit, was initially deployed to provide remote access monitoring for electricity meters – but is now additionally used for a range of phone, broadband and IPTV services.

Amino will provide STBs from its award-winning range to CDE which offers 200 channels of digital television, an interactive programming guide and Video-on-Demand service via its network. Currently, CDE Lightband has deployed nearly 10,000 Amino STBs to its customer base.

CDE Lightband’s Christy Batts, Vice President of Telecommunications, said: “IPTV plays an important role in extending the range of services we provide to our customers. Amino’s set-top boxes are proven performers and we look forward to working with Amino on the next stage of our deployment programme.”

Amino Communications Director of Sales Dan Carufel said: “CDE Lightband is an ambitious company which sees IPTV as a key element in their customer offering. This substantial deployment cements our relationship with CDE and underlines the capabilities of our STB range to meet the current and future needs of the US IPTV community.”