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Press Release -- November 2nd, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Video

MonCre Moves to an All-IP Network with ADTRAN

Complete Network Upgrade with ADTRAN Solutions enables Gigabit Broadband Speeds for Rural Communities

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that MonCre Telephone Cooperative (MonCre), a telephony, broadband and internet service provider based in Ramer, Alabama, has expanded its strategic partnership with ADTRAN to include its award winning broadband portfolio for a complete network migration to Active Ethernet-based Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services. When the upgrade is complete, MonCre will have approximately doubled its network capacity to support high-bandwidth triple-play and Ethernet services to 100% of its residential and business customers in Montgomery, Crenshaw, Pike and Bullock counties.

MonCre selected the ADTRAN Total Access(R) 5000's Active Ethernet FTTH solution to seamlessly expand their service in phases that match their operational and service delivery goals. With the first phase beginning, MonCre is now able to deliver high-speed broadband and IP telephony services to residential customers plus high-value business ethernet services to small and medium business customers. In the future, MonCre plans to leverage ADTRAN's modular Ethernet access gateway, the NetVanta(R) 8044M, in combination with the Total Access 5000, for a complete end-to-end ethernet access migration solution for cell-site backhaul as MonCre transitions to higher-bandwidth mobile networks in support of their growing cellular services business.

"ADTRAN is a trusted, strategic partner for MonCre Telephone, having supplied key technology in support of our business voice services for years. As we moved forward with our evolution plans to an all-IP network, selecting ADTRAN was a natural extension of that relationship," said David Hubbard, general manager, MonCre Telephone. "The ability to leverage ADTRAN's complete product portfolio with all of the benefits that brings to our network, combined with world-class technology solutions, made it an easy decision to move to an all-ADTRAN network infrastructure."

"ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 Active Ethernet FTTH solution offers service providers the ability to quickly and easily provide advanced services to residential and business customers, and is fast becoming the platform of choice for many service providers' FTTH applications," said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. "The new approaches enable service providers like MonCre to leverage their ADTRAN broadband solution to generate new revenue streams, while providing the needed scale in their networks to meet the future demands of their subscribers."

About MonCre Telephone Cooperative

MonCre Telephone Cooperative (MonCre), founded in 1954, serves an extensive rural area of Alabama covering over 500 square miles. MonCre offers a full suite of telephony, broadband, cellular and ISP services to over 3,500 customers with MonCre's central offices located in Ramer, Alabama. For more information on MonCre, go to www.mon-cre.net.

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communication 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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ADTRAN, Inc.
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