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Press Release -- March 23rd, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Video, VoIP

ADTRAN NetVanta 1544 Switch Honored for Outstanding Innovation

Gigabit Ethernet Switch Receives Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Mar 23, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

ADTRAN(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, announced today that INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named the NetVanta(R) 1544 Gigabit Ethernet switch as a recipient of the 2010 Product of the Year Award.

The NetVanta 1544 is a high-density, managed Layer 3, 28-port Gigabit Ethernet switch that meets the IP-based networking needs of almost any small and medium business or enterprise. It offers all of the functionality of a full-size switch, in a half-rack form factor--the smallest in the industry. Designed as an access layer or network backbone switch for small to medium businesses, the combination of advanced, multi-layer switching fabric, high-bandwidth capabilities, and enhanced Quality of Service features, make the NetVanta 1544 ideal as an aggregation switch for VoIP, Gigabit-to-the-Desktop deployments, and converged voice and data networks.

"We are pleased that INTERNET TELEPHONY has named ADTRAN's NetVanta 1544 solution as a 2010 Product of the Year," said Tim Saunders, vice president of product management, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks Division. "The NetVanta 1544 delivers greater bandwidth and feature enhancements which optimize business communications, mission-critical network availability and productivity, plus it offers a wealth of features and power conservation--all in the industry's smallest form factor."

Since its inception in 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY has honored a select group of companies and organizations annually through its Product of the Year Awards. Honors are awarded to companies and organizations representing the most innovative new products, as well as demonstrated vision, leadership, and thoroughness. The 2010 Product of the Year Awards mark the 13th year that winners have been announced by the publication.

"INTERNET TELEPHONY is proud to grant ADTRAN a 2010 Product of the Year Award for the NetVanta 1544 Gigabit Ethernet Switch. ADTRAN has proven its commitment to quality and excellence, while addressing real needs for carriers deploying high-speed broadband services," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "We're happy to recognize and honor ADTRAN for its development of IP communications technology. We look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future."

About ADTRAN

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.

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.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4GWE; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Summit; Social CRM Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; CVx; Digium|Asterisk World; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more! Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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SOURCE: ADTRAN, Inc.

ADTRAN, Inc.
Tammie Dodson, 256-963-6739
Public Relations Manager
tammie.dodson@adtran.com

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