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Press Release -- July 26th, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Exchange, Video

Oklahoma’s Beggs Telephone Selects ADTRAN Total Access 5000 for Next-Generation Services Migration

Industry's Most Widely Adopted Access Platform Enables IP Business and Residential Services
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jul 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Beggs Telephone Company, Inc., an independent, family owned service provider, has selected ADTRAN's flagship product, the Total Access(R) 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP), to migrate from legacy switches and deliver next-generation, IP-based voice and data services to business and residential customers in the Oklahoma region.

Beggs Telephone selected ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 for its unique ability to allow service providers to launch future-oriented applications and services while enabling legacy migration. Deploying the Total Access 5000 provides a forward-looking solution as the growth in bandwidth requirements continues to increase. The Total Access 5000 not only accommodates customers using existing services like POTS and DSL, but can also provide other revenue-generating service for Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), Carrier Ethernet, and other business-class services. The ability to scale and meet the demands of both bandwidth and vertical services revenue opportunities is a critical feature of the Total Access 5000 solution.

"ADTRAN's reputation as a financially strong company and reliable partner to independent telecos, like ours, made the Total Access 5000 an easy choice as our migration solution," said Dr. Kay H. Mount, president and general manager, Beggs Telephone Company. Telephone Company Assistant Manager Chris Creason and Network Administrator Scott May researched various vendors and advised that, "Unlike other access solutions on the market, the Total Access 5000 enables us to meet future-oriented services needs as well as current migration requirements for legacy services. This will allow us to address the needs of our customers for decades to come."

The Total Access 5000 is an Ethernet-based MSAP providing a flexible solution for voice, data and video. With support for service migration, broadband and carrier Ethernet services on a common platform, the Total Access 5000 keeps capital expenditures to a minimum, dramatically lowers operational expenses, and enhances the performance of the access network.

"When Tier 3 service providers such as Beggs make the leap to next-generation networking, they are making a commitment to their customers' futures as well their own business," said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. "ADTRAN's outstanding products coupled with exceptional warranty and customer support programs ensure that their investment is well-protected, enabling them to better navigate today's highly competitive landscape."

About Beggs Telephone Company, Inc.

Beggs Telephone Company, first established in 1928, is a family owned and operated telephone exchange serving Beggs and the surrounding rural area of approximately 100 square miles. Three generations of the Hand family have worked in the business, changing and improving it over time. Data services have been enhanced recently with a series of underground outside plant and central office fiber optic projects. A fiber network with individual nodes throughout the exchange allows shorter distances from homes to the central office equipment, thereby increasing broadband speeds. Currently, the company offers a variety of voice and data services including Internet access, digital subscriber line service, and state of the art telephone service to local residential and business customers, as well as to wireless carriers seeking access to the public telephone network. The company has 11 outstanding employees who provide customer care and service.

For more information, contact the company at 918-267-3636 or via email at staff@beggstelco.net. On the Web, visit www.beggstelco.net.

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.

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SOURCE: ADTRAN, Inc.

ADTRAN, Inc.
Tammie Dodson, Public Relations Manager, 256-963-6739
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