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Visit Amino (booth 437) at TelcoTV Conference & Expo Atlanta, 23-25 October

Amino Powers First Wireless IPTV Connected Homes in Latin America

Telefónica del Sur deploys Amino's industry 'de-facto' IPTV Set-Top Boxes to thousands of customers in Chile

Cambridge, UK and Atlanta, GA - October 24, 2007 - Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, today announced that Telefonica del Sur (Telsur), a leading provider of Internet-based multimedia and communication services in Chile, has selected the AmiNET110 IPTV Set-Top Box (STB) to deliver pure IPTV services to thousands of its customers in the region. Telsur is distributing the AmiNET110 via Wi-Fi, creating the first wireless in-home multimedia solution in Latin America.

This week executives from Amino will be providing demonstrations of the AmiNET range of IPTV STBs at the TelcoTV Conference ∓ Expo in Atlanta, at Booth #437. On November 20th, executives will be attending the Chile Media Show in Santiago, where Amino will lead an IPTV Workshop.

Launched in July, Telsur's "WiTV" IPTV service is being offered on its broadband network between the southern Chilean cities of Concepción and Puerto Montt. Telsur has invested heavily in upgrading and expanding its broadband network.

Currently, with the AmiNET110, Telsur offers 100 channels of standard definition digital television via IP with an electronic program guide, parental control options and video on demand capabilities. The company has installed connected home IPTV services in volume with an average of two STBs per home.

The AmiNET110 STB is based on Amino's award-winning compact design and is compatible with the MPEG-2 video compression standard, the most common format for digital IPTV content today. The unit features an Ethernet input and flexible audio/video output with a USB interface for game controllers and other devices.

"When we set out to bring wireless IPTV services to our customers, it was critical that we selected the best solution providers. Amino not only is the IPTV expert, the company's STBs are easy to use, flexible, reliable and intelligent," said Jorge Atton, CEO of Telefónica del Sur, "As we continue to grow into other markets and our customers demand more advanced IPTV features, we're confident that Amino will provide exactly what we need."

For this initiative Amino's solution integrated seamlessly with middleware provided by Minerva Networks and conditional access software from Latens.

"As a global provider of IPTV solutions, we are thrilled to provide the centerpiece for the first wirelessly connected homes in Chile and look forward to more opportunities through out the region," said Sandra Conejos, Director of Sales - East Coast & Latin America for Amino.


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About Telefónica del Sur
Based in Valdivia, Telefónica del Sur, the leading telecommunications company in the south of Chile, is a 74%-owned subsidiary of Quiñenco Holdings (NYSE:LQ), one of Chile's largest business conglomerates with consolidated assets of over USD2.6 billion. With more than 270,000 customers, it covers both residential and business clients in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th regions of the country. Over the past several years, Telefónica del Sur has been undergoing an important transition from a traditional fixed telephony provider to a multi-product telecommunications operator offering Internet, security services (tele-vigilance), portable telephony under PHS technology, IPTV services and specialized telecom services for businesses. Also, is owned of Blue Two Chile (http://www.innet.cl), the first public national wireless broadband company under Bluetooth and WiFi technologies.

For more information visit: http://www.telefonicadelsur.cl

PR contacts for Amino in Chile:
María Isabel Madriaza
T: +56 63-223714

About Amino Communications
Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) supplies the AmiNET™ series of set-top boxes (STBs), renowned for their low-cost and reliability. The AmiNET range materially reduces service operators' capital expenditure, whilst offering the full range of specification required; MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 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 STBs has been used in commercial deployments and trials in over 80 countries worldwide. Amino's 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.

PR contacts for Amino in the US:
Megan Grenter
LEWIS PR
T: +1 202-349-3775 megang@lewispr.com
http://www.lewispr.com

PR contacts for Amino in the UK:
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road,
Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4UQ, UK
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 100
agimeno@aminocom.com
https://www.aminocom.com