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First Fibre To The Home IPTV service launched in Switzerland

Amino supplies expertise and technology to Sierre Energie's IPTV service

Cambridge, UK, 27th February 2007: - Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, today announced that it has enabled Switzerland's first Fibre To The Home (FTTH) IPTV service as the operator, Sierre Energie, launched its IPTV service on the 15th February. Amino will supply its award winning AmiNET100 series of set-top boxes to enable the viewing of 90 channels.

The triple-play deal will initially offer a broadband connection, fixed telephone and digital TV services. It will also offer video on demand (VOD) and its Catch-Up TV service which gives the viewer the ability to pause live TV. The complete triple-play services package will cost SFr. 57, or customers can purchase individual services for SFr. 25 each per month.

"Arthur Clivaz, CFO of Sierre Energie stated, "New to IPTV, we selected Amino based on its history of delivering strong technology and track record of both global and local firsts. We're constantly growing to deliver new services and need technology partners who can work with our existing suppliers and innovate to meet our needs. Amino excels in both these areas."

"We're proud to be involved in the first ever FTTH IPTV deployment in Switzerland," commented Roy Kirsopp, VP and General Manager of Amino. "With an FTTH infrastructure Sierre Energie is amongst the elite of IPTV deployments, and its customers will benefit from a high quality VOD service.

Looking to the future, Sierre Energie is planning its HDTV service for Summer 2007 and is currently evaluating the advanced AmiNET130 set-top box.

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About Amino Communications

Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) supplies the AmiNET™ series of set-top boxes, renowned for their low-cost and reliability. The AmiNET range materially reduces service operators' capital expenditure, whilst offering the full range of specification required; MPEG2 and MPEG4 encoding standards, standard and high definition TV, personal video recording and home networking. The high performance coupled with the innovative design of Amino's set-top boxes, has brought the series industry accolades and the company a leading position within the IPTV market.

The AmiNET series of IPTV set-top boxes has been used by more than 600 customers in commercial deployments and trials in over 50 countries worldwide. The set-top boxes have also been sampled by an additional 900 customers. Amino Communications' principal customers are telecommunications, broadcast and hospitality service operators. Generally, AmiNET products are supplied with the IntAct™ IPTV software stack pre-loaded.

Amino Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amino Technologies PLC. listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM, symbol AMO. Amino's HQ is based near Cambridge, UK, with offices worldwide.

About Sierre Energie

Sierre-Energie SA provides electricity and communications services to households and small companies located in the canton of Valais (the Matterhorncanton) in the French part of Switzerland. Sierre-Energie also operates the cable network of Télévision Sierre SA and is now developing a FTTH network to provide advanced IPTV services to its customers including services such as VoD and nPVR that are not available on standard cable networks.

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PR contacts for Amino:

Rachel Hodgson, Lewis PR
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RS, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7802 2626

Joanne Martin-Loat, Amino Communications
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB4 5UQ.
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 100