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Press Release -- March 21st, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Video

ADTRAN Mobile Backhaul Solutions Achieve MEF Certification

Optical Networking Edge and NetVanta 8044M Ethernet Access Gateway Are Optimized Solutions for 4G/LTE, Fiber-to-the-Cell Site Deployments
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Mar 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —

ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) has certified the Total Access(R) 5000 Optical Networking Edge (ONE) Ethernet Transport Optical Switch (ETOS-1) Solution and the NetVanta(R) 8044M under its Carrier Ethernet certification program. Both solutions are ideal for use by service providers deploying mobile backhaul networks to handle increasing bandwidth for 4G and LTE services.

ADTRAN’s ONE portfolio is an edge-optimized packet optical transport system that enables service providers to bridge the gap between last mile broadband access and core optical transport. ONE right-sizes the latest Packet Optical Transport technology into cards that fit into the installed base of Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access Platform, leveraging the bandwidth efficiencies of the optical core all the way to the network access and edge. As the demand for mobile bandwidth capacity continues to explode, ADTRAN’s ONE solution provides unmatched aggregation and optical transport capabilities for last-mile broadband while accelerating time to revenue, eliminating multi-box complexity, simplifying operations and reducing costs.

The NetVanta 8044M Modular Ethernet Access Gateway when combined with the ADTRAN Total Access 5000, provides a complete end-to-end Ethernet access migration solution including a single operational model regardless of access technology. This solution enables service providers to compete effectively in any market while planning and implementing their transition to 3G and 4G mobile networks. Both the NetVanta 8044M and the ONE solution are certified MEF 9 and MEF 14 compliant.

“The Total Access Optical Networking Edge and NetVanta 8044M join an extensive portfolio of Carrier Ethernet solutions to receive MEF 9 and MEF 14 certification,” said Nan Chen, MEF President. “Service providers are looking for ways to meet bandwidth demands while reducing CAPEX and OPEX costs and Carrier Ethernet is a proven solution. The MEF has taken the lead role in developing Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.”

“MEF certification is essential in today’s marketplace. Service providers recognize that MEF-certified solutions enable them to provide a consistent service offering throughout their customer base,” said Ken Gold, product line manager, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “ADTRAN is committed to standards-based solutions that offer unmatched quality and reliability. MEF certification of the Total Access ONE solution and the NetVanta 8044M is a testament to this commitment.”


ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions for use in the last mile of today’s telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major U.S. service provider and many global ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.

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Tammie Dodson, Public Relations Manager, 256-963-6739

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