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Press Release -- March 26th, 2012
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Socket Telecom and ADTRAN Make Next-Generation Communications a Reality for Missouri Businesses

Broadband stimulus winner deploys Total Access 5000 to deliver high-speed Internet for teleconferencing, voice & cloud services

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2012-- ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Socket Telecom, a Missouri based CLEC and Internet provider with the largest service area in the state, has deployed the Total Access® 5000 broadband platform for its FTTH Broadband Stimulus project. Socket Telecom is utilizing the Total Access system to deploy high speed data services, voice and video to several underserved markets in central Missouri.

The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 enables service providers, like Socket Telecom, to migrate to a next-generation network that can easily be scaled to roll out a broad range of revenue-generating offerings for their customer base. With an all-Ethernet core, the Total Access 5000 allows for delivery of advanced technologies without stranding existing legacy services, and at the same time offering unparalleled bandwidth to each subscriber. This gives Socket maximum flexibility to evolve their network to meet the growing needs of their customers today and in the future as well as protecting long-term investment in their network.

“Our business customers are quickly adopting a broad range of next-generation applications to support their businesses as they grow. It is critical for us to deliver the latest in advanced digital communications in support of their efforts,” said Carson Coffman, president of Socket Telecom. “We selected ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 because it allows us to migrate to an expansive, yet affordable network that supports current broadband technologies and enables evolution within our network for years to come. This enables us to continue to meet the needs of our customers and provide the technologically advanced and personal service they have come to expect from Socket.”

“ADTRAN is committed to helping service providers like Socket Telecom address the challenges of improving network accessibility along with keeping up with the ever-evolving demands of today’s rapidly-changing network,” said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president of sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “ADTRAN’s extensive broadband portfolio allows service providers to create flexible service offerings that help enable them to be extremely competitive in the market.”

About Socket Telecom

Socket is a Missouri-based telephone and internet service provider with the largest service area in the state. Socket is a privately held company that provides business and residential customers a choice for telecommunications services. It combines the highest quality customer service with in-depth technical knowledge. For more information, visit www.socket.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.

Source: ADTRAN, Inc.

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