CommSoft, a leading provider of BSS/OSS and service activation software, announced that Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc. (MTA) has selected CommSoft to provide Hosted Services for its high-availability/disaster recovery (HA/DR) server, and IBM Server Administration for both its production server and its HA/DR server.

Finding and keeping resources to administer its servers has been a continual challenge for MTA as qualified and certified technicians are a rare and expensive commodity in Alaska.  MTA’s Information Technology department approached CommSoft looking for a solution that would allow MTA to lower its costs and exposure on the IBM platform.  With CommSoft providing Hosted Services and IBM Server Administration for its production server and HA/DR server, MTA’s needs will be met.

“I would like to off-load the responsibility of an HA/DR server and not have to even know it exists unless or until we need it,” said Dan Monarch, Director of Information Technology at MTA.  “CommSoft understands how its software runs on an IBM server better than we do and to have them host and administer the servers just makes sense.”

“We are very confident in our ability to provide these services that will allow MTA to outsource their support for the IBM platform,” said Jim Jackson, CTO at CommSoft.  “CommSoft has invested heavily in the necessary IBM certifications and Data Center infrastructure which MTA – and others – have noticed and are now taking advantage of.”

About Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc.
MTA is an Alaskan communications cooperative founded in 1953 to bring telephone service to the Matanuska Valley.  Today, its service area extends across nearly 10,000 square miles – from Eagle River to Clear Air Force Base, just south of Fairbanks.  MTA stores are located in Palmer, Eagle River, and Wasilla, Alaska.

MTA delivers some of the most advanced communications products available in the marketplace, including wireless, high-definition IP digital television, high-speed DSL Internet, long-distance, business communication systems, and local service.  For more information, please visit www.mtasolutions.com.

About CommSoft
CommSoft’s software solutions give communication service providers the ability to conduct their customer care and billing operations from one fully integrated, convergent system.  Our ability to centralize data reduces costs, increases efficiency, and enables better service.  CommSoft customers benefit from the ability to offer a single bill for all their services including wireless, wire line, cable, and Internet.  For more information, go to www.commsoft.net.

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