SOURCE: Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks

May 10, 2011 12:00 ET

Alaska Communications Builds on Metaswitch

MetaSphere Brings Unified Messaging to Wireless and Wireline Customers

ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Metaswitch Networks, a multi-award winning supplier of next generation infrastructure and applications to network operators, today announced that Alaska Communications has deployed MetaSphere unified messaging capabilities for the company's wireless and wireline customers.

Alaska Communications is a leading provider of high-speed wireless, mobile broadband, Internet, local, long-distance and advanced data solutions to consumers and businesses in Alaska. As its enterprise customer base has continued to grow and look for innovative new service offerings, Alaska Communications turned to Metaswitch for a unified messaging platform.

"We pride ourselves on bringing the latest technology to Alaska and delivering a premier experience to our customers," said Ruth Willard, director of end-to-end revenue management and Metaswitch project manager at Alaska Communications. "With MetaSphere, we are now able to give our customers the flexibility to consolidate their messaging services and to access them from multiple devices. Combined with Metaswitch's outstanding sales and support team, we feel very confident in our decision to build on Metaswitch."

Working closely with the Metaswitch team, Alaska Communications was able to consolidate three disparate enterprise messaging systems into a single streamlined unified communications platform, centralized in Anchorage. The company is now able to more efficiently manage messaging services, resulting in significant operational savings.

"With increased competition across the industry, it's vital that we continue to provide innovation that keeps our customers ahead of the game," said Jeff Lattomus, vice president of sales at Metaswitch. "After working closely with Alaska Communications on this strategic project, it is evident that they are another great example of how carriers are evolving to meet the new realities of the telecom marketplace."

Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the technologies and solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, next-generation architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide depend on its reliable, scalable carrier systems solutions, while its high performance, fault-tolerant software technologies are licensed by all the world's leading communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com.

About Alaska Communications

Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS") (NASDAQ: ALSK), through its subsidiaries, provides Alaska Communications services and is Alaska's leading provider of broadband and other wireline and wireless solutions across businesses and consumers. The Alaska Communications wireline operations include the state's most advanced data networks and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States. The company's wireless operations include a statewide 3G CDMA network, reaching across Alaska from the North Slope to Ketchikan, with coverage extended via best-in-class CDMA carriers in the Lower 49 and Canada. By investing in the fastest-growing market segments and attracting the highest-quality customers, Alaska Communications seeks to drive top and bottom-line growth, while continually improving the customer experience and cost structure through process improvement. More information can be found on the company's website at www.alaskacommunications.com or at its investor site at www.alsk.com.

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