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Press Release -- October 26th, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Expansion, Video

ADTRAN Integrates Access and Middle Mile with Multi-Ring Scalability

Flexible any-to-any Ethernet LAN service support enables efficient deployment of high-value video and other media rich services
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

ADTRAN(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced it has broadened its Optical Networking Edge (ONE) portfolio to support scalable, multi-ring architectures and extended reach optical networking. By combining Packet Optical Transport System (P-OTS) with Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) and Ethernet LAN (ELAN), the ADTRAN ONE provides efficient means for extending resilient any-to-any Ethernet services across middle mile networks. This unique blend of flexible access with scalable transport from a common platform provides service providers the most extensive service reach in the industry.

"As more high-value, high-bandwidth services become available to our residential and business customers, our network is expanding faster today than ever before. ADTRAN is uniquely qualified to help us scale to allow us to stay ahead of demand," said Jason Axthelm, CTO, Consolidated Telephone Co. "The introduction of the multi-ring Ethernet service capabilities enables us to deliver a simplified, easily managed framework for middle mile service expansion."

ADTRAN's ONE solution accelerates the deployment of new high-bandwidth services and applications driven by ramping 4G/LTE, FCC National Broadband Plan and cloud computing initiatives. ONE also delivers optical extension through right-sized, integrated optical amplifiers and dispersion compensation modules to expand service reach. Those middle mile capabilities plug into the Total Access 5000 multi-service access and aggregation platform extending the bandwidth efficiencies of the optical core all the way to the network access and edge.

"ADTRAN's ONE solution provides unmatched network edge scalability that can now be extended to middle mile applications for delivery of both legacy and innovative new business and residential services, as well as handle the increasing traffic from 4G/LTE mobile services," said Mano Nachum, packet optical networking product line manager, ADTRAN's Carrier Networks Division. "Our customers rely on ADTRAN as their strategic network evolution partner and we are committed to delivering the solutions that enable them to grow in a capitally efficient and operationally simplified manner with best-in-class technologies."

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.

SOURCE: ADTRAN, Inc.

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