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Press Release -- December 13th, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: Equipment, Metro Fiber, MPLS, Router, Video

EarthLink Selects ADTRAN for Nationwide Launch of Complete Hosted Business Services

ADTRAN’s NetVanta and Total Access solutions provide flexibility, scalability for EarthLink Business portfolio

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 13, 2011– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IP infrastructure and services company, will implement ADTRAN’s switches, routers and gateways for the nationwide launch of its EarthLink BusinessTM Complete suite. EarthLink’s Complete will offer a comprehensive portfolio of nationwide business-class voice, data, and Internet solutions. Available in every state in the continental U.S., EarthLink’s Complete line meshes leading-edge hosted Voice over IP applications and private MPLS networks with equipment, mobile and security options to offer businesses of all sizes a fully customizable communications portfolio. The service uses a blend of technologies for access-agnostic connectivity and to ensure high Quality of Service (QoS). EarthLink will deploy ADTRAN’s NetVanta® series of switches and routers and Total Access® 900 series of IP Business Gateways to deliver its integrated, hosted network management solution.

“EarthLink is dedicated to delivering reliable, scalable communications services to help businesses of all sizes grow and thrive. In ADTRAN we found an equipment partner that could position us to meet those needs,” said Jim O’Brien, EarthLink executive vice president of network services and customer operations. “By combining ADTRAN’s NetVanta and Total Access solutions with the company’s unparalleled support, EarthLink is able to confidently offer its customers an advanced network management solution that is ideal for a company of any size and scale.”

The integrated and compact design of ADTRAN’s NetVanta Series – including the NetVanta 3000, NetVanta 4000 and NetVanta 5000 router product families, the NetVanta 6355 and the NetVanta 1000 switch family – lowers network costs without compromising performance or reliability, and the Total Access’ modular approach breaks down barriers to profitability, overcoming logistical deployment issues and expanding customer reach. Additionally, ADTRAN’s Total Access 900 series allows service providers, like EarthLink, to promote strategic network planning with its “grow-as-you-go” modularity. The line of carrier-grade solutions is designed to reduce incremental capital outlay and investment protection, while providing room for growth and the addition of new services.

“EarthLink wanted to deliver unique, in-demand business-class services to create a clear and compelling differentiation in today’s competitive marketplace and ADTRAN’s solutions and support provide the definitive edge they need to win,” said Todd Lattanzi, senior product manager, ADTRAN’s Enterprise Networks Division. “ADTRAN combines industry-leading, integrated access functionality with a cost-effective IP network strategy to deliver the most advanced communication network solutions today and for the businesses of the future.”

About EarthLink

EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading IT services, network and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and over one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed IT services including cloud computing, data centers, virtualization, security, applications and support services, in addition to nationwide data and voice IP services. The company operates an extensive network including 28,000 route fiber miles, 90 metro fiber rings and 4 secure data centers providing ubiquitous IP coverage across more than 90 percent of the country. Founded in 1994, the company’s award-winning reputation for both outstanding service and product innovation is supported by an experienced team of professionals focused on best-in-class customer care. For more information, visit EarthLink’s website www.earthlink.net.

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide.

For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726) or via e-mail at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.

Source: ADTRAN, Inc.

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