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Announcing ADTRAN Mosaic™ Networking Functions that Work Seamlessly in Award-Winning Mosaic OS, White Box and Cloud Environments

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Driving the future of networking with software architected for any
open environment or operator network regardless of supplier component

ADTRAN®,
Inc.
, (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open
networking solutions, today announced at its 2018 CONNECT Press &
Analyst Event another success in building network functionality and
customization into its Mosaic
Operating System—further proving how well Mosaic software works in all
types of networks, white box and cloud environments and with a variety
of different components—even competitor products.

"This latest development with our Mosaic software suite is truly
exciting because it works as the industry always imagined—with dynamic,
open network elements. Whether it is a Mosaic networking function
covering carrier-grade NETCONF, vOMCI or analytics, these modules can
all be seamlessly ported to open Linux platforms for integration with
white box hardware solutions," ADTRAN Director of Mosaic Portfolio Chris
Thompson said. "Mosaic goes beyond other network element software
schemes that have been marketed as modern access architectures, which
are supposed to be open, flexible software components and best-of-breed
hardware. Proprietary software components and legacy, monolithic systems
split across multiple boxes that only work with one another aren't the
answer. Service providers have taken a lead role in building next-gen
architectures and recognize these closed systems as yet another attempt
at vendor lock-in."

The highly-awarded Mosaic suite stands as the industry's first open,
disaggregated Software Defined Access (SD-Access) architecture with
proven interoperability with all types of carriers, networks and supply
partners. As the most awarded SD-Access solution, Mosaic helps operators
build in the modularity needed for flexible, dynamic networks with
components placed at the right place in the network to help reduce costs
and plan for innovations that allow networks to grow without disruption.
For example, the Mosaic Network Functions portfolio now includes a new
and updated Network Configuration Protocol component that is integrated
into second generation DPUs for multi-vendor interoperability. Carriers
and service providers can leverage this component in any ADTRAN solution
needing NETCONF support—or ultimately—in other open, third party
platforms for consistent implementation across the network.

"We want customers to continue asking – ‘Are you going to be open like
ADTRAN?'" Thompson said. "The mindset around how to architect networks
in a disaggregated way is changing rapidly and Mosaic is helping our
customers feel confident in ADTRAN's commitment to work within any
environment, in any way and with any player in the market. That even
includes our traditional competitors if they are willing to follow our
lead, embrace a new way of thinking and open up their systems. That's a
radical shift in how things have been done in the past and how networks
will be built going forward."

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is the 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,
LinkedIn
and Twitter.

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