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Press Release -- February 8th, 2012
Source: ADTRAN

ADTRAN to Host Global FSAN Organization

Telecom Industry Leaders to facilitate access network standards and specifications development

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 8, 2012– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, will host the first 2012 Quarterly Meeting for the Full Service Access Network (FSAN) organization, a group of over 80 leading global telecommunications service providers, equipment manufacturers and testing labs, with the mission to drive applicable standards and new technical specifications for Passive Optical Networks (PON) services and products. ADTRAN will host the FSAN meeting on February 6-10, 2012 at ADTRAN’s Corporate Headquarters in Huntsville, Ala.

In continued effort to facilitate the development of global PON standards, FSAN has explored post-GPON optical access with a goal of developing carrier class solutions that offer seamless migration between system generations and enable the reuse of legacy fibre plant. Currently, the group is working to define the next generation of PON technology, NGPON2, that will enable increased bandwidth and advanced data rates of 40 – 100 Gbps. FSAN is studying new architectures that take advantage of maturing WDM technologies for more affordable plant evolutions.

“ADTRAN is pleased to host the quarterly meeting of FSAN at our Huntsville campus,” said Dr. Kevin Schneider, Chief Technology Officer, ADTRAN. “FSAN is a respected resource, providing leadership in the telecommunications industry by developing new technology specifications for next generation optical access. ADTRAN values its membership in this organization and will continue to participate in its work to enhance broadband access for end-users all over the world.”

“FSAN members include some of the world’s most distinguished operators, equipment manufacturers and independent test labs. We place great importance on our member meetings to advance emerging PON technologies toward standardization and ADTRAN will serve as a commendable host for our first quarterly gathering of 2012,” said Martin Carroll, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Verizon, Chairman of FSAN.

FSAN membership includes some of the most significant telecommunications providers in the world, including, AT&T, Bell Canada, British Telecom, Centurylink, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, CTBC, Deutsche Telekom, du, ETISALAT, France Telecom, Korea Telecom, Kuwait MOC, NTT, Portugal Telecom, SaskTel, SK Telecom/SK Broadband, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telekom Malaysia, Telstra, Telus, Verizon, and Vodafone.

About FSAN

The Full Service Access Network (FSAN) Group is an interest group for the world’s leading telecommunications services providers, independent test labs, and equipment suppliers to work towards a common goal of truly broadband fiber access networks. The FSAN group is an affiliation of international network operators and telecom vendors. For more information, visit


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

Source: ADTRAN, Inc.

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