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Press Release -- March 9th, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Low Latency, Video

ADTRAN’s Ultra Broadband Ethernet Solution Honored for Outstanding Innovation

ADTRAN Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Mar 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, announced that INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named ADTRAN's Ultra Broadband Ethernet solution as a recipient of the 2010 Product of the Year Award.

Delivering the next generation beyond Fiber-To-The-Home, ADTRAN's Ultra Broadband Ethernet is a revolutionary Ethernet-based class of solutions which initially delivers a 100 Mbps symmetrical broadband service to subscribers with ultra-low power and ultra-low latency, resulting in unmatched performance for new and exciting applications such as user-generated content, subscriber video conferencing, high-performance gaming, and more. Ultra Broadband Ethernet does not require network power and can be deployed and installed virtually anywhere--telephone poles, underground, or in the basement of multi-dwelling units, among other places. Furthermore, the architecture enables operators to leverage existing fiber architectures such as GPON, Gigabit Ethernet, and next-generation PON.

"We are pleased that Ultra Broadband Ethernet has been recognized by INTERNET TELEPHONY as a 2010 Product of the Year," said Gary Bolton, vice president of global marketing, ADTRAN. "Service providers around the world are seeking to deploy high-bandwidth solutions throughout their networks to achieve national objectives, global broadband competitiveness and to enable new and exciting applications and services."

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 Ultra Broadband Ethernet. ADTRAN has proven its commitment to quality and excellence, while addressing real needs for carriers deploying high 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.

SOURCE: ADTRAN, Inc.

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

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