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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Great Plains Communications, a provider of integrated communications services to businesses and residents in Nebraska, has selected ADTRAN’s flagship product, the Total Access® 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP), for legacy switch migration and next-generation IP-based voice and data service delivery.

Great Plains Communications selected ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 for its network migration based on the platform’s flexibility and vast feature set, which provides the ability to offer multiple services such as POTS, ADSL2+, VDSL2 and Fiber-to-the-Home, from a single platform. These characteristics, along with an industry-leading warranty, outstanding customer service and unprecedented bandwidth capacity, make the Total Access 5000 an ideal solution.

“ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 enables us to migrate from our legacy infrastructure to a next-generation network and immediately roll out revenue-generating services to our customer base of 30,000 business and residential customers across Nebraska,” said John Greene, network engineer, Great Plains Communications. “The Total Access 5000 allows us to deliver a variety of services out of a single chassis and will speed our transition to delivering advanced broadband services. We evaluated several access vendors before choosing ADTRAN. We selected ADTRAN and the Total Access 5000 for its flexibility to offer ubiquitous services over copper and fiber from a single next-generation Ethernet platform. There are many next-generation MSAPs on the market, but only ADTRAN delivered the complete suite of services and interfaces that we needed.”

Using the Total Access 5000, service providers can transition services from legacy access systems to a next-generation platform. The Total Access 5000 provides a gradual migration from xDSL services to FTTP, while allowing traditional TDM services to be transported over a shared Ethernet infrastructure.

“The Total Access 5000 is an ideal solution for service providers like Great Plains Communications which seek a flexible, cost-effective solution to evolve their networks and deliver a wide array of next-generation services today and into the future,” said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “With the widest variety of features and applications, service providers like Great Plains Communications, who select the Total Access 5000 are preparing their networks for years to come.”

The Total Access 5000 is an Ethernet-based Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform providing a flexible solution for voice, data and video. With support for Service Migration, Broadband and Carrier Ethernet services on a common platform, the Total Access 5000 is the perfect network element to keep capital expenditures to a minimum, dramatically lower operational expenses, and enhance the performance of the access network.

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