ADTRAN Executive Named to CompTIA’s Telecom Advisory Council

Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:30am EDT

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Meggin Sawyer joins newly formed council focused on the growing unionof telecom
and IT
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(Business Wire)--
ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking
solutions, today announced that Meggin Sawyer, regional vice president of
service provider networks for ADTRAN, has been selected to join the CompTIA
Telecom Advisory Council (TAC). The recently established council was formed to
provide insight and guidance for the ever-growing and evolving relationship
between IT firms and channel resellers-a space where ADTRAN continues to excel. 

By joining the CompTIA TAC, Sawyer will use her vast industry experience and
knowledge to help the council`s mission of unifying telecom agents and business
partner channels. With the overall goal of connecting these two groups with
their associated business models together, Sawyer and the council will work to
understand and address the challenges facing these channels in the marketplace. 

"As enterprise customers come to expect cloud services from their traditional
network and equipment providers, it presents a unique opportunity for both
groups to build and deliver new solutions and services these customers want and
need," said Sawyer. "I look forward to working with both groups to help bridge
the gap between these provider`s business practices to enable them to support
the Enterprise`s evolving needs." 

"Telecom agents and their IT partners are working closer together than ever, yet
they often struggle to define their respective roles in a converged channel,"
said Annette Taber, vice president, channel strategies, CompTIA. "The CompTIA
Telecom Advisory Council was created to help identify challenges in the telecom
agent-VAR relationship and develop strategies to address them. We`re pleased
that Meggin Sawyer has joined the council and look forward to the expertise,
insights and perspectives she will share." 

The Telecom Advisory Council is the third industry group established by CompTIA.
The first meeting at the CompTIA Annual Member Meeting was March 12-13 in
Chicago. 

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications
equipment. ADTRAN`s products enable voice, data, video and Internet
communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are
currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government
organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information,
please visit www.adtran.com. 

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world`s information technology (IT) industry. Its
members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals
responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their
investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth
through its educational programs, market research, networking events,
professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information,
visit www.comptia.org, http://www.facebook.com/CompTIA and
http://twitter.com/comptia.

Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN, Inc.
Ashley Baster, 919-435-9112
ashley@connect2comm.com

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