AT Delivers Gigabit Ethernet to U.S. Service Members in Japan

SAN JOSE, CA – Allied Telesis Capital Corporation (ATCC), a global leader in the deployment of standards-based IP technology solutions, announced that it is delivering Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to service members in their residences at Japan’s Misawa Air Base. Allied Telesis was contracted by the Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) to deploy high-speed FTTH connectivity to approximately 3300 residential units at Misawa Air Base, which is located in Misawa City, about 400 miles north of Tokyo. With this deployment, service members at Misawa enjoy faster Internet connectivity than most people in the world.

IP Telephone Service
In addition to Gigabit Ethernet, Allied Telesis uses the FTTH connection to provide IP telephone service to its subscribers at Misawa Air Base. Each telephone subscriber can select a number with one of 50 U.S. area codes so U.S.-based friends and family don’t have to incur international calling charges when communicating with their friends and loved ones at the base.

U.S. Television Shows

The fiber deployment expands Allied Telesis’ existing contract to provide television service to the base, in which service members can view U.S. television shows transported from an Allied Telesis head-end in Wisconsin. This capability brings familiar entertainment options to service members through the TV shows they know and love. Now that it has rolled out FTTH for Internet and VoIP, Allied Telesis is a Triple Play service provider at Misawa Air Base.

As a leading vendor of Ethernet networking products and solutions, Allied Telesis is focused on delivering advanced networking and Triple Play communications services to its customers. In a testament to the density and performance of Allied Telesis networking equipment, just one Allied Telesis SwitchBlade x8112 and two Allied Telesis SwitchBlade x3112 chassis-based switches support the entire Misawa Air Base deployment. Allied Telesis AT-iMG2524 intelligent Multiservice Gateways for IP Triple Play services connect individual residences, and the x900 Series advanced Gigabit Layer 3+ expandable switches complete the deployment.

“Providing the comforts of home when it comes to communications services makes for happier and more productive service members overseas,” said Keith Southard, CEO of Allied Telesis Capital Corporation. “Our world-leading Internet connectivity, along with VoIP and television services, give service members at Misawa Air Base an unbeatable level of communications capabilities, whether they’re emailing, downloading movies, watching an American TV program, or simply phoning home.”

The Misawa deployment adds to the existing ATCC military base networks in Japan that include Yokota Air Base, Camp Zama Army Post, Kadena Air Base, the U.S. Embassy complex in Tokyo, New Sanno Navy, Kanto Lodge, Navy Gateway Inns and Air Force Inns.


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