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ADTRAN Awarded for Excellence in Packet Optical Networking and Mobile Broadband Strategies

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that TMC and Crossfire Media have named ADTRAN’s Optical Networking Edge (ONE) solution a recipient of the 2012 Mobility Tech Zone LTE Visionary Award. Honored for developing a long term evolution backhaul solution geared towards bridging the gap between mobile broadband wireless and wireline, ADTRAN’s ONE allows operators to modernize their network for new LTE services and avoid the high costs and network complexity associated with traditional deployments.

ONE leverages packet optical networking innovation to address the capacity bottlenecks created by the often combined aggregation of high-bandwidth services from homes, businesses and cell sites. With the ability to bridge the gap between network access and transport, ONE allows service providers to leverage their existing network assets by extending the bandwidth efficiencies of the core to the optical edge, metro and middle-mile. By combining wavelength, Ethernet and OTN switching separation with a web-based service level agreement (SLA) monitoring tool, each type of traffic can be guaranteed and provisioned over a common network infrastructure as needed with ONE. Additionally, the scalable, compact Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (mini-ROADM) system-on-a-blade, provides service providers with more operational flexibility that is essential for cost effectively responding to shifts in traffic and capacity demands throughout their networks.

“ADTRAN has optimized its packet optical technology in order to redefine service delivery and aggregation; essentially blurring the boundaries between access and transport,” said Mano Nachum, packet optical solutions product line manager for ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division. “ADTRAN’s innovation is focused on further right-sizing core packet optical technology and uniquely differentiating the products to address current and future services, while speeding up time-to-revenue, eliminating complexity, simplifying operations and reducing overall costs.”

“It is a pleasure to recognize ADTRAN with this award. Their contribution toward the future of mobile broadband is noteworthy,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to more innovation from ADTRAN in the future.”

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

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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