ADTRAN Simplifies Hosted VoIP Applications for SMBs With Introduction of All-In-One Access Gateway



    NetVanta Solution Allows Carriers to Expand Service Footprint While
Reducing Operational Costs

    HUNTSVILLE, ALA., March 19 /CNW/ - ADTRAN(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:   ADTN), the
market-leading supplier of Multiservice Access Gateways, today announced a
unique, all-in-one platform designed to simplify Hosted VoIP, Internet access,
and business connectivity services for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) and
distributed enterprises. The NetVanta 1355 delivers converged IP access by
combining SIP gateway functionality with advanced routing, Power over Ethernet
(PoE) switching, security, Layer 3 Quality of Service (QoS) and survivability
features in a single platform. This solution allows carriers to deliver
next-generation services and expand their service footprint by providing a
unique service offering to address the fast-growing VoIP market.

    "Hosted services continue to grow on a global scale, with the largest
growth segment being SMBs," said David Lemelin, In-Stat analyst. "ADTRAN's
integrated approach to Hosted VoIP gives carriers a compelling solution to
penetrate the worldwide SMB market." It provides end-to-end circuit control
for guaranteeing QoS and service availability from the network to the desktop
IP phones by including a managed switch in the CPE device. "This solution
allows SMBs to reap the benefits of VoIP without significant capital outlay or
the expense of in-house technical expertise," stated Lemelin.

    "Our carrier customers have requested a solution that will allow them to
economically accelerate the delivery of Hosted VoIP services to the SMB market
without sacrificing reliability, scalability, or functionality," said Tim
Saunders, vice president of product management, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks
Division. "Our NetVanta 1355 replaces multiple standalone devices to simplify
network installation and management. This flexible platform allows carriers to
provide competitive, revenue-generating services to retain and attract new
customers, while eliminating truck rolls, and lowering overall operational
expenses."

    The NetVanta 1355 provides dynamic access to carrier IP networks allowing
both SMBs and distributed enterprises to benefit from increased telephony
feature sets, simplified network administration and cost savings without
sacrificing voice quality or service availability. The NetVanta 1355 is
powered by the ADTRAN Operating System (AOS) and includes comprehensive data
and security networking features, Virtual Private Networking (VPN) and Wide
Area Network (WAN) interface options including T1, Multilink T1, E1, DSL,
SHDSL or Ethernet. The integrated 24-port PoE switch provides support for
standards-based SIP phones, including ADTRAN co-branded Polycom IP phones.
Other features include E911 dialing and VoIP survivability for network
connectivity in the event of a network outage or WAN link failure. A robust
SIP gateway also provides interoperability with industry-leading softswitches,
feature servers, and media gateways. Digital telephony equipment, analog
phones, fax machines, and modems are also supported for transitioning
networks. A familiar Command Line Interface (CLI) as well as an intuitive
Web-based multilingual Graphical User Interface (GUI) provide remote
configuration, management, and ease of use. ADTRAN also offers n-Command, a
productivity management tool designed to push firmware and manage
configuration files remotely.

    The NetVanta 1355 has a list price of $3,295 and is currently available
for worldwide distribution.

    About ADTRAN

    ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,600 solutions for
use in the last mile of today's telecommunications networks. Widely deployed
by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video,
and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network
infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major U.S.
service provider and many global ones, as well as by thousands of public,
private and governmental organizations worldwide.

    For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726)
or via email at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.




For further information:

For further information: ADTRAN, Inc. Tammie Dodson, 256-963-6739
press@adtran.com

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