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Press Release -- March 22nd, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: Equipment, Video

ADTRAN Optical Networking Edge Receives 20104GWE Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award

Mobile Capacity Breakthrough Enabled By Blending Access and Packet Optical Transport
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Mar 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, announced today that its Optical Networking Edge (ONE) portfolio has received a 2010 4GWE Product of the Year Award from TMC and Crossfire Media.

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 huge installed base of Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platforms, 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.

"We are pleased that TMC and Crossfire Media have named the ONE solution as a 2010 Wireless Backhaul Distinction Awardwinner," said Mano Nachum, product line manager, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. "ONE enables service providers to efficiently tackle the bandwidth challenges created by the exploding demand for bandwidth, especially for mobile backhaul applications. By integrating packet optical functionality for service delivery, aggregation, and transport, ONE provides operators with unmatched network access and edge scalability to deliver the highest quality of experience for emerging high-value services."

"I congratulate ADTRANfor being honored with a 4GWE Product of the Year Award for their advancement of 4G technologies. The entire wireless industry looks forward to more innovative solutions from them in the coming year," said Carl Ford, founder and community developer, Crossfire Media.

"ADTRANhas proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. 4GWE is delighted to bestow a Product of the Year Award to ADTRANfor their ONE portfolio," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

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 4GWE

The 4GWE Website, launched in July 2008, contains feature articles, blogs, and industry news about WiMAX, LTE and Wireless backhaul technologies and developments. The site is committed to assisting professionals in developing and transitioning to 4G wireless networks. In addition to news and blogs, the 4G Wireless Evolution site has podcasts, Webinars, videos, and white papers. 4GWE is sponsored by TMC and Crossfire Media.

About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. They service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media services also include providing insight to technology companies and associations to assist in the development of business and technical strategy as well as the development and implementation of effective communications and marketing strategy. To implement communications and marketing strategies, Crossfire Media utilizes a variety of physical and virtual experiences including web, publications, face to face events, and webinars.

Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

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.

SOURCE: ADTRAN, Inc.

ADTRAN, Inc.
Tammie Dodson, Public Relations Manager, 256-963-6739
tammie.dodson@adtran.com
or
TMC
Jan Pierret, Marketing Manager, 203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com

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