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Press Release -- June 6th, 2012
Source: ADTRAN

Farmers Mutual Telephone Scales Cell Site Backhaul Services with ADTRAN’s ONE

Service isolation functionality satisfies stringent SLAs

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 6, 2012– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (FMTC), a full service communications services provider in Northwest Ohio, is delivering wireless services and cell site backhaul for Tier 1 mobile operators based on ADTRAN’s Optical Networking Edge (ONE) solution. As a partner in Ridgeville Telephone’s 10G fiber optic transport network, FMTC will streamline backhaul service deployments using the wavelength and Ethernet switching separation features of the ADTRAN ONE solution. This scalable service separation allows FMTC to cost-effectively capitalize on the growing mobile backhaul market and meet the strict service level agreement (SLA) requirements mandated by Tier 1 mobile operators.

With the ADTRAN ONE solution, FMTC has the scalability needed to support future 4G backhaul growth in services, customers and network size without the need for costly, capital-intensive network overlay builds to existing voice and data services. From a single platform, FMTC can maximize their network assets and grow the addressable market opportunity in the region. FMTC is also ensuring the quality of service (QoS) for all customer services by utilizing ADTRAN’s Advanced Operational Environment (AOE) to monitor and optimize wavelength service capabilities which guarantees and provisions each type of network service as needed.

“The service isolation capability of ADTRAN’s ONE solution was an important feature in our decision making process. To remain competitive in our market we need the ability to add new services while maintaining the stringent SLAs of both the new and existing service offers,” said Eric Damman, general manager at Farmers Mutual Telephone Company. “ADTRAN is enabling us to launch new, scalable high-performance services with a faster time to revenue.”

“For today’s service providers, supporting new backhaul services with ADTRAN’s ONE alleviates the need to build a parallel network alongside the existing infrastructure just to preserve QoS – thereby saving valuable resources and reducing new services time to market,” said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, service provider sales, ADTRAN. “ADTRAN’s ONE allows service providers, like FMTC, to leverage right-sized packet optical technologies to achieve unmatched multi-service scalability.”

About Farmers Mutual Telephone

Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (FMTC) is a thriving rural telecommunications system in Northwest Ohio offering a full line of communication services including local telephone services, as well as, affiliated company offerings for Internet, DSL, and long distance. FMTC is an NTCA member focused on providing its members with the best service and latest technology, all at a competitive price. 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

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