Allied Telesis to Install FTTH Network in Misawa Air Base, Japan

MISAWA AIR BASE, JAPAN, and SAN JOSE, CA – Allied Telesis Capital Corporation (ATCC), a global leader in the deployment of standards-based IP technology solutions, has been awarded a contract with the partnership of the United States Air Force’s 35th Fighter Wing and Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) to install enhanced FTTH services for residents of Misawa Air Base in Misawa City, Japan. The new network will provide broadband Internet with speeds of up to 1 Gbps as well as advanced telephone services to residential base housing — a mix of dormitory, apartment towers, and low density four-plex and single-family units. Construction began in August, 2013; and connection of the first customers is planned for October, 2013, with the contract running until the year 2028.

“We are pleased to be an integral part of improving the services and, ultimately, the lifestyle of the base’s residents. With ATCC’s delivery of gigabit Internet access, customers on Misawa Air Base will have access to truly world-class services,” commented Keith Southard, CEO, ATCC. “And with our advanced telephone service offering, subscribers are assigned U.S. telephone numbers and packages that include unlimited calling to the U.S. This keeps the service members and their families connected to home, without the high cost of international toll rates. These services complement the video services we already provide, which feature U.S.-originated programming, delivered to the residents in real time, in both standard- and High-Definition Television (HDTV) formats. ATCC was the first to deliver real-time U.S. programming and U.S. HDTV programming. These new services at Misawa continue to raise the bar,” he added.

“This should change every aspect of Misawa Air Base’s quality of life,” said Maj. Reid Novotony, 35 Communications Squadron commander, citing online education, home entertainment and overseas communication as key areas this improvement will benefit.

The Misawa Air Base FTTH network will be comprised of technologies engineered by Allied Telesis and include the SwitchBlade x3112 access edge chassis switch, a versatile carrier-class FTTx platform for delivering Gigabit services to residential, MDU and business customers in the last mile; SwitchBlade x8112, a 12-slot advanced Layer 3+ chassis switch designed to deliver high availability, wirespeed performance and a high port count; the AT-iMG2524, an intelligent Multiservice Gateway for IP Triple Play services; and the x900 Series advanced Gigabit Layer 3+ expandable switches.

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