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Press Release -- March 15th, 2012
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Bulloch Telephone Selects ADTRAN for Transport, Aggregation and FTTH Deployment

Rural operator leveraging ADTRAN’s ONE and GPON from single platform

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 15, 2012– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced Bulloch Telephone Cooperative is deploying its Optical Network Edge (ONE) and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) solutions to create an innovative optical service delivery framework to support delivery of voice, video and data services. Bulloch Telephone operates a county-wide network serving over 8,500 residential and business customers in Bulloch County, Georgia, and is leveraging the Total Access® 5000 as the foundation for service delivery moving forward.

“Our customers want high-value voice, video and data services, and they want them delivered quickly and cost effectively,” said Dennis Lewis, General Manager, Bulloch Telephone Cooperative. “ADTRAN’s technology and team provided us with the best solution to meet these needs effectively and efficiently which supplied us with a scalable platform we can build on over time.”

The demands faced by service providers today from the rise in high-capacity Over-the-Top, Cloud and 4G/LTE services are challenging the network operators to carefully examine their networks from the access edge back into the core. ADTRAN’s ONE and FTTH solutions provide an opportunity to reinvent access networks with a wider variety of innovative new Ethernet and wavelength-based business and residential services. The ADTRAN ONE solution is packet optical – right-sized and delivers unmatched multi-service scalability and pay-as-you-grow modularity for a faster time to revenue of these high-value services. For service providers looking to expand their addressable market while growing their network capability, combining ADTRAN’s ONE and FTTH solutions offers an ultra-flexible and high capacity, deep fiber alternative with boundless possibilities.

“The ADTRAN ONE and FTTH solutions play a critical role in keeping our customers ahead in the highly competitive service market,” said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, service provider sales, ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division. “We understand that our customers have choices as they look to expand and grow their network infrastructure and we’re proud to have Bulloch Telephone select ADTRAN as their partner of choice.”

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 email at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.

Source: ADTRAN, Inc.

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