Matanuska Telephone Selects Comtrend for Large-Scale, Wireless IPTV Deployments

Large, successful telephone company delivers IPTV with wireless adapters from Comtrend, bypassing traditional wiring that saves significant time and money.

Irvine, CA, August 10, 2011 --( Comtrend Corporation, a global supplier of advanced networking solutions, today announced that Matanuska Telephone (MTA) has selected Comtrend’s HD Video Extender (WAP-5834) for wireless distribution of HD IPTV video services within and throughout subscribers’ homes with wire-like quality. MTA has deployed over one thousand HD Video Extenders with tremendous success.

Comtrend’s HD Video Extender is a solution to the great challenge of traditional home networking where telcos needed to pull CAT5 wiring throughout the house to connect televisions for IPTV service. With the advancement in wireless technology embodied in the HD Video Extender- beyond the 802.11n standard- installers can now completely 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,” says 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.”

“We’re pleased to see MTA deploy the HD Video Extender so successfully, so quickly, to more than a thousand homes,” says John DiFrenna, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Comtrend North America. “That’s quite a few families that can now move their TV’s to practically any room and on any wall that they want.”

Comtrend’s HD Video Extender is a versatile WiFi-based HD Access Point (AP) designed to reliably distribute multiple High-Definition IP video streams (HD-IPTV) within the home. 5GHz is excellent for wirelessly streaming multiple HD videos, and provides users with a high quality viewing experience while eliminating the need to install new cable wiring.

Learn more about the Comtrend HD Video Extender (WAP-5834) at

About Comtrend Corporation

Founded in 1990, Comtrend has become one of the leading global providers of advanced networking solutions. Totaling more than 20 million CPE and new software services, Comtrend is the technology partner of choice for carriers worldwide. 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. We bring value to consumers through our direct service provider customers across the world. Comtrend is committed to industry standards, interoperability and market-leading performance. Comtrend’s vision is to bring people together with technology through a focus on innovation and superior service. The company has its North American headquarters in Irvine, California, and offices in Spain, Brazil, the UK, France, the Czech Republic, China and Taiwan. For more information please visit

About MTA

MTA, a locally owned telecommunications cooperative, was formed in 1953 to serve residents in Palmer, Alaska. Today, MTA's service area extends across nearly 10,000 square miles - south to Eagle River, north to Anderson, east to Glacier View, and west to Skwentna. MTA has retail stores located in Palmer, Eagle River, and Wasilla, Alaska. MTA invests in the highest quality and most advanced products available in the industry, including extensive fiber optic cabling and electronic platforms to support broadband signals such as digital subscriber loop (DSL). For more information, please visit

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