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ADTRAN’s Jim Wiese Recognized with ATIS Achievement Award

ADTRAN’s Jim Wiese Recognized with ATIS Achievement Award
Leadership and expertise of ADTRAN is leveraged to find innovative solutions for ICT challenges

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 1, 2016-- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that Jim Wiese, senior compliance engineer for ADTRAN, is a recipient of an Achievement Award presented by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). The distinction adds to ADTRAN’s impressive record of advancing broadband solutions, services and industry standards. Wiese was recognized for his efforts in developing equipment design, compliance and installation standards that help shape the information and communication technology industry’s future.

ADTRAN is dedicated to creating open solutions that enable seamless networking environments and create more automated and efficient operations. This enables service providers to save time while creating a differentiated portfolio of service offerings that will drive more revenue. ADTRAN is also committed to lending its expertise to groups like ATIS to collaborate with fellow industry leaders to develop standards and solutions that meet the demands of the future network. ATIS’ specific priorities include advancing the 5G network, supporting the transition to the all-IP network, addressing cybersecurity threats, developing open source solutions, and advancing next-generation emergency communications.

“We are committed to providing meaningful and valuable contributions to the telecom industry by creating more open and scalable solutions. We want to congratulate Jim on his work in supporting ATIS’ strategic initiatives. He has helped create standards that will improve the daily operations of telecom networks across the globe,” said Jay Wilson, senior vice president of technology and strategy, ADTRAN. “We will continue to provide leadership in these industry standards organizations while creating next generation open architectures and transformative broadband access technology aimed at addressing the needs of our customers.”

Wiese has worked with ATIS for the past 18 years, playing a vital role in creating industry compliance standards. He currently sits on several ATIS committees that address environmental impact, power and protection issues in the industry. He actively contributes and edits the standards that are created in these committees, while also driving the adoption of ATIS standards across other industry groups.

In addition to Wiese’s contributions to ATIS, Jay Wilson will be joining the alliance’s board of directors. To learn more about ATIS, visit http://www.atis.org/.

About ADTRAN

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 www.adtran.com.

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