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Hatteras Networks Delivers Business Ethernet and Mobile Backhaul Services to Alaska’s Matanuska Telephone Association

Market-leading, multi-service Ethernet solutions provider Hatteras tapped for metro Ethernet, mobile backhaul, and EVDO technologies

Alaska Telephone Association Showcase ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, today announced that its market-leading Mid-band Ethernet and Pseudowire Plus solutions are being deployed by Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA), a 57-year-old cooperative and one of Alaska's largest communications providers. The news, which was unveiled during the annual Alaska Telephone Association Showcase, reveals that MTA is leveraging Hatteras technologies to provide reliable metro Ethernet and mobile backhaul service delivery in its vast service area.

"With Hatteras' best-of-breed Ethernet services products integrated into their network, MTA is well-positioned to deliver reliable, next-generation Ethernet services to their broad set of customers for multiple revenue rich applications."

"MTA is dedicated to providing its customers with both the highest quality Ethernet services and access to today's most advanced technologies. Reliably delivering on that commitment can be challenging, as our network extends across great distances and rugged environments," said Eric Anderson, Director of Engineering/Construction/Operations MTA. "Hatteras Networks' industry leading Ethernet solutions have integrated easily into our existing network, giving us the exceptional dependability and service velocities our customers have come to expect. We are very pleased to be working with Hatteras."

The Palmer, Alaska-based provider is one of the leading independent telcos in the U.S. and offers broadband, IPTV, and wireless services to residential and business customers. Formed in 1953 to service the communities of Palmer, Eagle River, and Wasilla, MTA's network has grown to encompass more than 10,000 square miles across Alaska. The company has deployed Hatteras' solutions for Pseudowire Plus and Mid-Band Ethernet for delivery of metro Ethernet, and mobile and EVDO backhaul.

Hatteras' HN6100 and HN600 line of mobile backhaul products enable delivery of simultaneous native TDM Voice and Ethernet traffic over copper, delivering greater volumes of carrier-class Channelized DS-3 and DS1/E1 based services, as well as high-speed Ethernet services at a substantially lower deployment cost. These solutions provide innovative technologies that deliver carrier-class, point-to-multi-point symmetrical Ethernet bandwidth and services over existing copper pairs utilizing standards-based Ethernet over Copper technologies. Both product lines offer superior flexibility and scalability, in addition to being temperature hardened and having full NEBS level 3-certification, allowing them to be deployed in either central offices or rugged environments like cellular sites or remote terminals.

"As MTA's customer base and demands for business Ethernet and Mobile Backhaul services continues to grow, they require carrier grade solutions that meet their customers rapidly accelerating requirements," said Kevin Sheehan, CEO, Hatteras Networks. "With Hatteras' best-of-breed Ethernet services products integrated into their network, MTA is well-positioned to deliver reliable, next-generation Ethernet services to their broad set of customers for multiple revenue rich applications."

For more information about MTA, please visit www.mtasolutions.com; for more information about Hatteras Networks and its technologies, please visit www.Hatterasnetworks.com.

About Hatteras Networks

Hatteras Networks is redefining the way carriers think about Ethernet services. Hatteras Networks' Ethernet service delivery solutions are leading service providers worldwide to a significant expansion of the Metro Ethernet market, which had previously been limited by legacy technologies in the access network. Now service providers are empowered to cost-effectively offer 100 Mbps Ethernet services over existing facilities, enabling businesses to migrate from legacy networks to transparent Ethernet services for voice and data business connectivity, infrastructure backhaul and mobile wireless backhaul solutions.

Already deployed on five continents, Hatteras Networks' Ethernet solutions are enabling a market expansion for carriers that is as significant for business services as "triple play" is for residential. For more information, visit www.hatterasnetworks.com.

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