Amino will provide 38.000 set-top boxes to support ICE’s IPTV rollout.
The network operator plans to launch services in the first half of 2010, targeting up to 100,000 homes across the country. Amino will work closely with systems integrator ITS on the service rollout and will provide 38,000 units including its A125, A130M and A530 DVR (digital video recorder) STBs phased over the next two years.
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) awarded ITS the Internet TV bid which had previously been awarded to Huawei.
According to the article published in elfinancierocr.com, the project had been awarded to the Chinese company Huawei on January 23 because it made the lowest bid ($15.5 million).
The article then stated: "The recommendation to award the award of the bid to ITS (ITS Servicios de Infocomunicación SA) was sent to the bids area of the ICE's supply director last March 13. This bid has a cost of $26 million."
Grupo ICE, composed of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) and its subsidiaries Radiográfica Costarricense (RACSA) and Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL), joined the Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies of Costa Rica (CAMTIC) as a strategic partner since June 2009.
The Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies (CAMTIC for its acronym in Spanish) is a nonprofit private trade organization for IT companies representative in Costa Rica & Central America.
Operates in Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 22832205