Alaska Power & Telephone Company Installs REDCOM Next Generation Network Carrier-Class Softswitch Solution

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REDCOM’s HDX was chosen to replace a legacy Nortel DMS 10

REDCOM Laboratories Inc. announced today that Alaska Power & Telephone Company (AP&T) commissioned a powerful REDCOM HDX carrier-class platform at its Metlakatla exchange, replacing a legacy Nortel DMS 10.

AP&T currently provides service to communities located in the interior of Alaska, deep in the Wrangell Mountains, and throughout the islands of southeast Alaska. With REDCOM’s HDX next-generation softswitch, AP&T is able to rapidly migrate to IP, introducing new services to its customers with less hardware build-out and lowering operational costs.

REDCOM’s HDX provided AP&T with a drop-in solution to replace the legacy DMS 10, reducing risk while enabling a planned migration to NGN services. “The REDCOM HDX provides AP&T an advanced softswitch platform allowing AP&T to provide next generation services to the Metlakatla community. With the HDX, they can now transition the access network to enjoy superior NGN services,” said Carlos Sánchez, Vice President of Sales Americas, REDCOM.

“Powered by REDCOM HDX softswitch, we are now able to better serve our voice subscribers in Metlakatla,” said Tom Ervin, V.P. Senior GM Telecom Operations and Engineering, AP&T. “Our relationship with REDCOM is a longstanding one that began with our deployment of REDCOM’s platform and now continues with our transition to REDCOM’s next-generation softswitch.”

About REDCOM
For more than 30 years, REDCOM has specialized in the design and manufacture of innovative telecommunications products noted for their quality and reliability. Located in Victor, New York, REDCOM markets to a global customer base including commercial telecom carriers, private networks, integrators, emergency responders, and government and defense agencies, customizing products to meet each market’s specific needs. All REDCOM products are proudly designed, manufactured and assembled in the United States. For more information about REDCOM’s HDX Carrier-Class softswitch/gateway solution, please contact REDCOM at sales(at)redcom(dot)com or call +1.585.924.6500.

About Alaska Power & Telephone Company (AP&T)
Recognized as one of the most progressive utilities in Alaska, the keys to AP&T’s continued success lay primarily in its willingness to promote and develop long term reliable energy and communication solutions while capitalizing on the innovation and technical expertise of its skilled and dedicated employees. AP&T currently provides service to communities located above the Arctic Circle, deep in the Wrangell Mountains and throughout the islands of Southeast Alaska. We travel by boat, floatplane, snow machine, riverboat, helicopter and all terrain vehicles. We maintain systems on windswept mountaintops and storm-battered islands. Our power and telecommunications lines cross rainforest, taiga and tundra. We operate facilities in places that are among the wettest, driest, windiest, coldest and most remote regions on earth. We live and work in Alaska. The company website is: http://www.aptalaska.com

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