LaWard Telephone Selects ADTRAN for GPON FTTH services

JUNE 21, 2010 -- ADTRAN Inc.says that LaWard Telephone Exchange, Inc., a provider of Internet and telecommunication services for both residential and business customers in southern Texas, has selected ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform and Total Access 300 Series ONTs for fiber-based GPON business and residential services.

JUNE 21, 2010 -- ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says that LaWard Telephone Exchange, Inc., a provider of Internet and telecommunication services for both residential and business customers in southern Texas, has selected ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform and Total Access 300 Series ONTs for fiber-based GPON business and residential services. The ADTRAN equipment will enable LaWard Communications to upgrade its network infrastructure, extending FTTH services to rural residents, reaching previously underserved areas, and bringing next-generation services to existing customers.

“We worked with an engineering firm and evaluated all of the platforms available to meet our diverse needs. The Total Access 5000 was the best solution for the long term because of its capabilities today and its flexibility for the future, making it a clear winner,” said Nick Strauss, plant manager, LaWard Telephone. “ADTRAN’s unique technology allowed us to reach all of our customers without adding equipment cabinets in the field, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of our fiber-to-the-home deployment.”

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