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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation access solutions, announced today that Covad, a leading national provider of voice and data communications, has selected the ADTRAN Total Access® 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP) and NetVanta® 800 Series network termination products for its Carrier Ethernet services.

“The Total Access 5000 Carrier Ethernet solution allows Covad to deliver Ethernet services using the latest technology to our customers over a single platform, while ensuring that we can provide the security and Quality of Service (QoS) our customers demand,” said Aamir Hussein, Chief Technical Officer, Covad. “We needed a carrier-class platform with redundancy and a rich portfolio of advanced Ethernet capabilities. Using the Total Access 5000, Covad can reach a maximum number of subscribers with a robust feature set for both our switched and routed service offerings.”

“We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with Covad using our Carrier Ethernet solution for roll-out to more than 2,000 central office co-locations in the Covad footprint,” said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, Service Providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “Service providers like Covad need an efficient way to enhance their service offerings while leveraging their installed infrastructure. ADTRAN’s Ethernet solution overcomes distance limitations, allowing Covad to expand its Carrier Ethernet service area, allowing Covad to drive top line revenue while reducing costs.”

The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 combined with the NetVanta 800 Series provides a highly scalable end-to-end Ethernet solution. ADTRAN provides a cost-effective, low-overhead, fault-tolerant Ethernet access alternative to MLPPP technologies. This MEF-certified solution provides carriers with a powerful set of traffic management, QoS and measurement capabilities that allow carriers to offer flexible SLA-based services to their end-user customers. Inherent in the solution are the necessary resiliency and redundancy features that enable a service provider to support high-availability business services. The ADTRAN Carrier Ethernet solutions allow faster time to market, universal service coverage, and a simplified deployment model for service providers looking to capture business Ethernet services.

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