Selection of Flagship Platform Gives Service Providers Competitive Advantage for Legacy and Next-Generation Services
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Apr 23, 2007 — ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading supplier of next-generation network solutions, today announced that Horizon Chillicothe Telephone Company, ATC, and Citizens-Brevard Telephone have selected ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform for deployment in their networks. The Total Access 5000 provides a competitive advantage for carriers of all sizes, by allowing them to use existing infrastructure in support of both legacy and next-generation services.
“The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 was the most economical solution for ATC. We wanted a solution that could offer 100 percent DSL/POTS and ADTRAN delivered,” stated Kevin Eason, manager of Network Operations for ATC. “This will reduce both OPEX and CAPEX on our future DSL deployments. We look forward to adding additional Total Access 5000s and replacing our embedded base of legacy DLCs.”
“The Total Access 5000 is now being accepted as the next generation Broadband DLC for fiber and copper delivery connectivity in new networks,” said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “Not only does the Total Access 5000 allow Independent telephone companies to move to new Ethernet service applications, but it also enables service migration in existing ATM networks.”
“We needed an IP-based solution that would support both legacy T1 and GR-303 as well as new IPTV and GPON services in a scalable platform,” said Paul Wooldridge, Network Design Engineer, Horizon Chillicothe Telephone Company. “When you combine the system’s scalability with a 10-year warranty and ADTRAN’s outstanding customer support the Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform was a perfect fit.”
The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 is a carrier class multi-service access and aggregation platform that bridges the gap between existing and next-generation networks. It supports both legacy and emerging service interfaces over copper and fiber, easily scaling to support bandwidth intensive applications. The Total Access 5000 provides a clear migration path for traditional services like voice, but is also designed to enable new service deployments such as Fiber to the Node (FTTN), Fiber to the Premises (FTTP), and Ethernet over Copper (EoCu).
ATC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alma Telephone Company, with offices located throughout the Southeast. ATC provides local dial-up Internet access for Ware, Pierce, Coffee, Bacon, Irwin, Atkinson, Wayne, Toombs, Montgomery, Glynn, Chatham and the surrounding areas in Southeast Georgia. Recently, ATC has installed more than 200 miles of fiber-optic lines in this same area to bring modern communication services to its customers. ATC also provides high-speed DSL (digital subscriber lines) in all service territories for faster and more efficient Internet communications. ATC has been leading the way in cutting-edge technology for over 60 years.
About Horizon Chillicothe Telephone
Chillicothe Telephone, a division of Horizon Telcom, has more than 36,000 access lines in the Chillicothe, Ohio area. Horizon has provided the communication needs of this community for 110 years. Chillicothe Telephone’s corporate offices are located at 68 East Main St. in Chillicothe, and provide a wide range of custom services throughout the Ross County area. Services include basic telephone service, long distance, Horizon View digital cable TV, high-speed and dial-up Internet access, business systems, audio visual sales and service.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,600 solutions for use in the last mile of today’s telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major U.S. service provider and many global ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.
Tammie Dodson, 256-963-6739