HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Hershey Cooperative Telephone and Cable TV, an independent telecommunications service provider in Hershey, Neb., has selected ADTRAN to deliver advanced, GPON-based voice and data services. Using ADTRAN’s Total Access(R) 5000, Hershey will now be able to migrate from its legacy networking solution to allow business and residential customers in the area access to next-generation, IP-based voice and data services.
The Total Access(R) 5000 provides independent service providers with a flexible solution for voice, data and video all from a single platform. With support for services migration, broadband and carrier Ethernet services on a common platform, the Total Access 5000 keeps capital expenditures to a minimum, dramatically lowers operational expenses, and enhances performance of the access network. The flexibility of the Total Access 5000 not only allows service providers to continually reinvent their access and transport networks to meet the growing demands of their subscriber base, but it also allows service providers to protect their investment and future proof their networks.
“ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 is an ideal legacy migration solution for independent providers like us because of its ability to deliver multiple, advanced services from a single platform,” said Rex Woolley, general manager, Hershey Cooperative Telephone and Cable TV. “As we look to grow our network, we can rest assure that the Total Access 5000 will allow us to provide the latest high-quality services to our customers and keep up with the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth.”
“We recognize that service providers, like Hershey, have an increasing need to efficiently and cost effectively deploy next-generation networking and advanced voice and data services, without stranding their legacy customers,” said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “ADTRAN’s broadband portfolio allows service providers of all sizes to meet these objectives. An ADTRAN deployment not only ensures that customers investments are well-protected, but that they are able to respond to network demands and deliver new revenue-generating services with ease.”