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Press Release -- April 20th, 2016
Source: ADTRAN

<< Back Race to Gigabit Services Takes Off In Rocket City at ADTRAN Broadband & Business Solutions Summit

Over 130 service providers, 20 consulting engineers, MSOs, utilities, and municipal operators explore Gigabit, NG-PON2, and other Software Defined Access solutions that are defining future networks

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 20, 2016– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation Gigabit software defined access solutions, today announced it is hosting its 8th semi-annual Broadband & Business Solutions Summit (BBSS) on April 18-21, 2016. The event, held at ADTRAN’s headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama, is showcasing the transformative economic and social impact Gigabit and other high speed broadband services have on communities across the country. Attendees are also exploring the future network state driven by highly automated, programmable, scalable and open access networks required for rapid service creation and delivery.

ADTRAN has expanded its event programming and messaging to ensure attendees leave with an unfiltered, holistic view of the technical and business opportunities that Gigabit broadband has to offer. Harrison Diamond, from the City of Huntsville, will share first-hand experiences for building a Gigabit city during his keynote presentation. BBSS attendees will also hear from ADTRAN executives and research scientists on current innovations and the future of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN), network design for Gigabit services, automation,, Super Vectoring, NGPON2 and other developing technologies. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to look behind the scenes during tours of ADTRAN’s research lab and facilities, as well as network with industry peers throughout the event.

“The goal of our Broadband & Business Solutions Summit is to provide carriers, service providers and key IT decision makers with the tools required to deliver a transformative Gigabit broadband experience for their customers that will spur entrepreneurship and economic growth,” said Mitch Fleming, vice president, service provider sales, ADTRAN. “The general managers, network planners, network engineers and consulting engineers visiting our campus will come away from the event with a practical understanding of the software defined Gigabit access solutions that will drive their business and define their future networks.”

The Broadband & Business Solutions Summits have proven popular with thousands of service provider participants over the years. Attendee feedback continues to be outstanding and everyone who attends learns something new about ADTRAN’s solutions or services.

“Our participation in previous Broadband & Business Solutions Summits has given our team a true understanding and appreciation of how ADTRAN continues to shape the future of broadband. It’s extremely enlightening to learn more about the future of broadband innovation from the hardware and software developers’ view, while also hearing of new directions from other service providers,” said John Greene, CEO, New Lisbon Telephone Company. “I am grateful to ADTRAN and their co-sponsors for taking time from their day-to-day activities to assemble such a great collection of industry professionals.”

Follow ADTRAN’s Broadband & Business Solutions Summit online at #ADTRANBiz.


ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. 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, please visit

Source: ADTRAN, Inc.

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