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ADTRAN Introduces New, Affordable CAF II Solutions to Address 30% of Rural America without Broadband

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Next-generation FTTN platform gives service providers low-cost,
low-maintenance and flexible deployment solutions to connect
hard-to-reach subscribers

ADTRAN,
Inc.
, (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open
networking solutions, today announced the sixth generation of its
worldwide market-leading sealed micro Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) solutions
to help bridge the digital divide and reach the
700,000 locations
covered by the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II
program.

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"Given the range of geographic and logistical challenges involved with
rural broadband service delivery, service providers responsible for CAF
II build-outs seek network solutions that optimize existing
infrastructure, simplify deployment and provisioning and improve the
broadband experience, ultimately lowering their overall capital and
operational costs," Ovum Principal Analyst Julie Kunstler said.
"Flexible, cost-effective deployment options that offer a range of
benefits, as seen in the latest advancements to ADTRAN's DSLAM
portfolio, are certain to be in demand among these operators."

Recently, the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced
updates to its CAF
program to improve the quality and availability of high-speed internet
service in rural America. Further, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
also unveiled a $600
million loan and grant program
 to assist with building rural
broadband infrastructure.

As the market leader in building and deploying solutions for CAF and
rural applications, ADTRAN has delivered numerous innovations through
its sealed micro FTTN solutions that help service providers affordably
deliver ultra-broadband (100+Mbps) services into remote and rural areas.
The latest member of the ADTRAN ultra-broadband family of solutions
further expands service providers' options to reach more customers by
utilizing enhanced technologies to build their best networks.

"ADTRAN is committed to supporting service providers as they address the
broadband disparity in rural America, and our focus remains on
delivering the best available options on the market today—solutions that
allow them to fully tackle challenging CAF II deployment requirements
while minimizing expenses," ADTRAN Portfolio Manager Javier Lopez said.
"Service providers looking to offer triple play services in both
underserved and urban areas will find everything they need within the
most recent additions to our access portfolio."

Advantages of the 6th generation of sealed micro FTTN
solutions:

  • Includes a complete portfolio from low-density (16 subscribers) sealed
    micro FTTN solutions for rural deployments to high-density system
    level vectoring solutions (up to 384 subscribers across eight nodes)
    to serve semi-urban environments and Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs)
  • Delivers up to 500Mbps services utilizing technologies such as
    Vectoring and Super-Vectoring to address competitive needs
  • ADTRAN's long-reach backhaul technology extends service coverage
    thousands of feet from the fiber node to quickly and cost-effectively
    connect hard to reach rural subscribers
  • Supports multiple powering options, including local and remote, with
    flexible built-in holdover and battery backup options, greatly
    reducing installation and maintenance costs
  • Support for both integrated (combo) and overlay POTS, together with
    IPTV services, allow service providers to deliver best-in-class triple
    play services
  • This CAF orientated wide reach ultra-broadband solution paired with
    the ADTRAN whole-home Wi-Fi solution delivers an integrated connected
    home solution

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 ADTRAN.com,
LinkedIn
and Twitter.

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