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ADTRAN Products Enable Reuse of Existing TDM Network to Deliver Advanced Ethernet Solutions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 13, 2009– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation access solutions, announced today that leading independent communications holding company SureWest Communications (NASDAQ: SURW) has selected the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 Carrier Ethernet Access Platform and NetVanta 800 Series of intelligent Network Termination Units (NTUs) to deliver Ethernet services to business customers in its Sacramento, CA market. The ADTRAN solution will allow SureWest’s operating subsidiaries to offer Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) compliant services such as Ethernet Private Line (E-Line) and Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) to their customers efficiently by leveraging the facilities and equipment that already exist at customer locations.

“SureWest selected ADTRAN’s Ethernet access solution because of its ability to deliver Ethernet over TDM (EoTDM) services across our existing network infrastructure,” said Scott Barber, SureWest’s vice president and general manager of operations in California. “By placing the Total Access 5000 in appropriate points of presence within our network, we can offer advanced Ethernet services ubiquitously across our existing network infrastructure. When you consider the fact that the platform also supports Ethernet over copper and Ethernet over fiber, along with other business and residential access applications, we expect the Total Access 5000 will provide us with the right migration strategy towards extending our Ethernet infrastructure.”

The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 combines with the NetVanta 800 NTUs to provide a highly scalable end-to-end Ethernet solution. By bonding together traditional TDM DS1 and DS3 circuits per the ITU-T G.998.2 standard, ADTRAN provides a cost effective, low overhead, fault tolerant Ethernet over TDM alternative to MLPPP technologies. This MEF-certified solution provides carriers with a powerful set of traffic management, quality of service and measurement capabilities that allow carriers to offer flexible SLA-based services to their end customers. Inherent in the solution are the necessary resiliency and redundancy features that enable a service provider to offer and support high-availability business services.

“We are pleased to be the Carrier Ethernet vendor for SureWest,” said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “The flexibility of the ADTRAN Carrier Ethernet Access Platform fulfills an immediate need for EoTDM service delivery while providing a clear path to supporting future next-generation services.”

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