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Press Release -- August 10th, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: CLEC, Equipment, Ethernet, Video, VoIP

Rio Networks Partners with ADTRAN for Complete End-to-End Network Solution

ADTRAN’s Carrier and Enterprise Portfolios Offer Unique Solution to Deliver Complete Suite of Business and Residential Services
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —

ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Rio Networks, a CLEC in Central Oregon, has selected ADTRAN for a complete, end-to-end network replacement solution. Rio’s selection of both ADTRAN’s extensive broadband and enterprise portfolios will enable a full suite of business and residential services throughout the region.

Rio’s network will be based on ADTRAN’s flagship product, the Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform. From this platform, Rio will be able to deploy a broad spectrum of services including high-speed data, voice and Ethernet business services. The Total Access 5000 is complemented by ADTRAN’s NetVanta family of customer premises equipment including the award-winning NetVanta 7100 IP Communications platform. These solutions allow businesses to take advantage of a number of cost-saving and productivity enhancing services including SIP Trunking and hosted Voice over IP (VoIP).

“We have had a long-standing relationship with ADTRAN and have seen up close the broad array of innovative solutions they have brought to market. ADTRAN’s products have positioned Rio Networks to redefine the CLEC industry. QoS is now a prerequisite in delivering quality next-generation hosted and cloud services to our customers; ADTRAN proved to do this the best,” said Mark Bilton-Smith, president, Rio Networks. “When it came time to upgrade our network there was no doubt that ADTRAN was the perfect partner with the right solutions. ADTRAN was the only vendor able to meet our needs to provide a complete end-to-end solution for both our network and CPE equipment.”

“More and more service providers are discovering the benefits of an end-to-end solution provider,” said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “ADTRAN’s end-to-end advantage allows service providers to simplify their networks, streamline operation and maintenance, quickly launch new services and have a single point of contact. In a rapidly changing industry, ADTRAN solutions offer the maximum flexibility for service velocity.”

About Rio Networks

Rio Networks is an Oregon-based, locally owned and operated CLEC specializing in leading-edge business voice and data services since 1994. Its facilities-based footprint has grown to serve most of the major Oregon markets including Portland, Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Grants Pass, Medford, and Bend.


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 On the Web, visit

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