HickoryTech employs Amino set-tops for its IPTV service

HickoryTech (Nasdaq: HTCO), an independent telco serving customers in the upper Midwest, has added Amino's HD set-top boxes to its IPTV delivery toolkit.

Delivered through U.S. distributor Power & Tel, HickoryTech will deploy Amino's A140 HD set-top boxes to its growing IPTV customer base.

Like a number of the larger Tier 1 telcos, IPTV has become a savior in HickoryTech's wireline revenue mix as it continues to see ongoing declines in traditional voice services.

While HickoryTech won't report Q2 earnings until Aug. 5, the telco saw an uptick in its IPTV subscriber base in Q1 2013. During that quarter, the telco reported a 6 percent increase in digital TV subscribers and a 5 percent increase in DSL subscribers.

Maintaining that growth and offering new HD-based IPTV services to its customers with a host of standalone and bundled packages that include flexible contracts and features like multiroom DVR will be key factors in helping the telco offset ongoing voice service declines in future quarters.

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