HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jul 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Beggs Telephone Company, Inc., an independent, family owned service provider, has selected ADTRAN’s flagship product, the Total Access(R) 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP), to migrate from legacy switches and deliver next-generation, IP-based voice and data services to business and residential customers in the Oklahoma region.
Beggs Telephone selected ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 for its unique ability to allow service providers to launch future-oriented applications and services while enabling legacy migration. Deploying the Total Access 5000 provides a forward-looking solution as the growth in bandwidth requirements continues to increase. The Total Access 5000 not only accommodates customers using existing services like POTS and DSL, but can also provide other revenue-generating service for Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), Carrier Ethernet, and other business-class services. The ability to scale and meet the demands of both bandwidth and vertical services revenue opportunities is a critical feature of the Total Access 5000 solution.
“ADTRAN’s reputation as a financially strong company and reliable partner to independent telecos, like ours, made the Total Access 5000 an easy choice as our migration solution,” said Dr. Kay H. Mount, president and general manager, Beggs Telephone Company. Telephone Company Assistant Manager Chris Creason and Network Administrator Scott May researched various vendors and advised that, “Unlike other access solutions on the market, the Total Access 5000 enables us to meet future-oriented services needs as well as current migration requirements for legacy services. This will allow us to address the needs of our customers for decades to come.”
The Total Access 5000 is an Ethernet-based MSAP 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 keeps capital expenditures to a minimum, dramatically lowers operational expenses, and enhances the performance of the access network.
“When Tier 3 service providers such as Beggs make the leap to next-generation networking, they are making a commitment to their customers’ futures as well their own business,” said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “ADTRAN’s outstanding products coupled with exceptional warranty and customer support programs ensure that their investment is well-protected, enabling them to better navigate today’s highly competitive landscape.”