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Press Release -- April 4th, 2017
Source: ADTRAN

ADTRAN and AT&T Team Up to Host ITU-T Q4/15 with a Focus to Accelerate Features and Capabilities

Industry leaders pave the way for further Gigabit services expansion

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 3, 2017– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced it will co-host the International Telecommunications Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Q4/15 Group Meeting this week with AT&T at ADTRAN’s headquarters in Huntsville, Ala., April 3-7, 2017. As a leader in broadband access technology, this is the latest venue where the company is lending its domain expertise to the industry. ADTRAN continues to be an integral member of the ITU-T and contributor to its work in shaping and driving telecom standards.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ITU-T Q4/15 Group’s dedication to developing international standards for information and communication technologies. As ITU-T’s only study group focusing on copper access technology, it aims to cover the important standardizations on DSL technologies, such as and VDSL2. Attendees at this week’s meeting, including AT&T, British Telecommunications and Deutsche Telekom, will look to accelerate new features that achieve more symmetric service rates, higher service rates and adaptation for delay critical applications.

“Advances in broadband technologies have narrowed the gap between what has traditionally been available over fiber and what is now possible over the copper infrastructure,” said Tom Starr, chairman of ITU-T WP1/15. “Growing demand for network broadband speeds, coupled with continuous development of vectoring technology by companies like ADTRAN, present future opportunities for fiber and copper-based solutions. This week we will progress these opportunities so that we can bring these next-generation technologies to life quickly.”

“ADTRAN is honored to once again host the ITU-T Q4/15 standards meeting. By working together with organizations like ITU-T to standardize and VDSL2, ADTRAN is helping service providers expand their Gigabit services footprint using their existing DSL infrastructure,” said Richard Goodson, director of research, ADTRAN. “Our approach makes ultra broadband a reality for urban deployments and multi-dwelling units, creating a truly immersive experience that today’s consumers require.”


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

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