Alaskan telco Matanuska taps Comtrend for wireless IPTV deployment

Alaskan telco Matanuska Telephone has chosen Comtrend's HD Video Extender Comtrend for wireless distribution of HD IPTV video services within and throughout its subscribers' homes.

The locally owned telecommunications cooperative's service area extends across nearly 10,000 square miles and has deployed extensive fiber optic cabling and electronic platforms to support broadband signals such as digital subscriber loop. So far, it successfully has deployed more than 1,000 HD Video Extenders.

Comtrend's HD Video Extender is a Wi-Fi-based HD Access Point designed to distribute multiple High-Definition IP video streams (HD-IPTV) within the home. It allows installers to bypass hardwiring and plug in wireless adapters for no-distortion IPTV service.

"Comtrend's HD Video Extender has literally changed the way we deploy IPTV," said Bryan Nelson, OSP Field Services Manager for MTA. "What used to take an installer four hours can now be done in 1.5 hours. The ROI speaks for itself, and the quality of transmission is rock-solid and dependable."

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Comtrend designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of networking equipment consisting of bonded DSL, both ADSL2+ and VDSL2, as well as GPON, STBs, VoIP and other networking technologies.

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