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Press Release -- May 18th, 2017
Source: ADTRAN

ADTRAN Wins 2017 Leading Lights Award for Most Innovative SDN/SD-WAN Product Strategy

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 17, 2017– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that ADTRAN Mosaic is the winner of the Light Reading 2017 Leading Lights Awards in the Most Innovative SDN/SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor) category. The Leading Lights winners were announced at an awards dinner on Monday, May 15, in Austin, Texas, on the eve of the Big Communications Event ( Now in its 13th year, Leading Lights is the communications industry’s leading awards program, recognizing top companies and executives each year for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies and innovations.

“As telecom and cable operators seek to optimize their networks for service velocity, agility and differentiation, ADTRAN Mosaic is the leading SD-Access solution providing the path to modular, component-based network architectures that are open, programmable and scalable,” said Gary Bolton, vice president of marketing, ADTRAN. “We are honored to receive the Leading Lights Award for most innovative SDN/SD-WAN solution as we work to continue to meet our customers’ evolving network architecture needs. This represents the eighth industry award for Mosaic.”

ADTRAN Mosaic enables service providers to accelerate their path to SD-Access architecture, allowing them to better compete with emerging OTT providers operating at web-scale. 10 Gigabit PON and technologies, which are being trialed by leading Tier 1 carriers around the world, are being rapidly on-boarded using ADTRAN Mosaic. The key components of Mosaic include:

  • Mosaic Cloud Platform: Combines modular applications that have been developed in a microservices software architecture with open source control and orchestration platforms to create open, SDN-based network programmability
  • Mosaic OS: Modular operating system that has been optimized for SDN programmability, virtualization, high availability and multi-vendor app integration
  • Programmable Network Functions: Multi-vendor networking solutions, whether physical network elements or cloud-based virtual functions, that are integrated natively within Mosaic cloud platform or any other open, SDN controller-based management architecture

“The quality and number of submissions we received this year across all of our categories, which this year included specialist awards for Outstanding Communications Technology Vision and Most Innovative 5G Technology Strategy, was testament to the innovation that underpins developments in the global communications industry and once again showed how seriously the industry takes this awards program,” said Light Reading International Group Editor Ray Le Maistre. “The winners, and all of the finalists, can be proud of their achievements, as can the quartet of Hall of Fame inductees. Congratulations to all!”

A complete list of all of the 2017 Leading Lights awards winners can be found here:

Judging was conducted by Light Reading’s editors and the analyst team from Heavy Reading (


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

About Light Reading

Light Reading ( helps the global communications industry make informed decisions. The site is the definitive source for next-generation communications analysis for more than 450,000 users each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading also produces live events for executives charged with monetizing cable, New IP, optical, Ethernet, mobile, gigabit cities, security, virtualization and components.

Source: ADTRAN, Inc.

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