Alaska Telco Changes IPTV Middleware Vendor


Palmer AK – Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA) , one of the nation’s largest Telecom Cooperatives and the largest in Alaska, has migrated 100% of their IPTV customers to the APMAX
IPTV Middleware solution. According to Carolyn Hanson, Director of Marketing and Sales at MTA, migrating over 7000 homes to a new IPTV interface could have been a nerve wracking task, but the
move to the new Middleware was surprisingly seamless. Hanson cites the experience and expertise of the APMAX support team as key in the conversion.

According to Innovative Systems VP of Voice and Video services Jerry Weber, “Given the complexity of MTA’s network covering over 10,000 square miles, we were pleased with the cooperation of MTA’s
network engineers who along with our support team put all of the pieces together in an efficient manner.”

Weber adds, “Since 2011 Innovative Systems has converted nearly 60 IPTV systems over to APMAX Middleware and this experience paid off with the successful migration of such a large rural
provider like MTA.”

Hanson commented that the majority of the positive comments centered around the program guide being much more user friendly. MTA’s member customers are looking for more service flexibility and
the new guide provides them additional interactive options like the What’s Hot and Weather Apps.

About MTA
Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA) is a member-owned cooperative founded in 1953 to bring telephone service to rural South-Central Alaska. Today, MTA delivers some of the most advanced
communications products available in the marketplace, including Voice, Internet, Wireless, Business Solutions, Directory and Digital TV services. The market served by MTA includes approximately 45,000

About Innovative Systems
Innovative Systems offers the APMAX IMS Application Server, the only platform in the industry that delivers enhanced voice services and IPTV video solutions, as well as eLation, a fully integrated OSS
solution which includes billing, financials, and staking and mapping applications. The new InnoStream server platform offers VOD, C3V0D and cDVR with all software and hardware provided and managed
by Innovative Systems. With over 1,200 systems in service throughout North America, Innovative Systems is one of the leading suppliers of telecommunications hardware and software for the
independent communications market. For more info visit their website.