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Profile: ADTRAN Inc (ADTN.O)

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ADTRAN, Inc., incorporated on November 18, 1985, is a provider of networking and communications equipment. The Company's solutions enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a range of network infrastructures. The Company operates through two segments: the Carrier Networks Division and the Enterprise Networks Division. The Company's product categories include Carrier Systems, Business Networking and Loop Access. Carrier Systems products are used by communications service providers to provide data, voice, Internet and video services to consumers and enterprises. The category includes Broadband Access, Optical and Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) systems. Broadband Access products include Total Access 5000 Series of Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN), hiX 5600 Series of MSANs, Total Access 1100/1200 Series of Fiber to the Node (FTTN) products, hiX 1100 Series of FTTN products, VDSL2 Vectoring based Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) products, and ADTRAN 500 Series of FTTdp G.fast Distribution Point Units (DPU). The Optical products include Optical Networking Edge (ONE), NetVanta 8000 Series of Fiber Ethernet Access Devices (EAD), NetVanta 8400 Series of 10Gig Multi-service Edge Switches, OPTI-6100 and Total Access 3000 optical Multi-Service Provisioning Platforms (MSPP), and Pluggable Optical Products, including Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP), 10-Gigabit Fiber Small Form Factor Pluggable (XFP) and SFP+.

The Company's Business Networking products provide access to communication services and facilitate the delivery of cloud connectivity and enterprise communications to the small and mid-sized enterprise (SME) market. The category offers products and services, including Internetworking products, which include Total Access Internet Protocol (IP) Business Gateways; Optical Network Terminals (ONTs); Bluesocket virtual Wireless LAN (vWLAN); NetVanta, including Access Routers, Enterprise Session Border Controllers (eSBC), Managed Ethernet Switches, IP Business Gateways, Unified Communications (UC) solutions, Carrier Ethernet Network Terminating Equipment (NTE) and Carrier Ethernet Routers and Gateways, and Network Management Solutions.

The Company's Loop Access products are used by carrier and enterprise customers for access to copper-based communications networks. The category offers products, including High bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line (HDSL) products, Digital Data Service (DDS) and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) products.

Carrier Networks Division

The Company's Carrier Networks Division supplies the network access products, services and supports that service providers require to connect their customers to transmission and switching networks. The Company delivers broadband solutions that enable high-speed digital services. Its customer base includes service providers around the globe, including Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs), Public Telephone and Telegraph companies (PTT), Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), and Cable Multi-service Operators (MSOs), as well as the United States-based independent operating companies, utilities, municipalities and wireless service providers. The Company's Products marketed under the Total Access and hiX brands are platforms that can accommodate the demand for a variety of high-speed Internet, voice, data and video services from businesses and residential customers. Its Total Access product portfolio is focused on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) markets for residential and business broadband applications and global markets for Carrier Ethernet and Packet Optical applications. Its hiX product portfolio is focused on the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) markets for residential and business broadband applications and is deployed in central exchanges, outside plant cabinets or multi-tenant units.

The Company's broadband access products offer service providers the ability to increase bandwidth and improve the quality of services to customers. These products are used in high-density central office applications, fiber-fed remote terminals and outside plant deployments. These products provide support for Ethernet delivery of advanced IP services over fiber or copper, as well as TDM and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks. The Company also offers High-speed Residential Services, Business Ethernet Services, Packet Optical Networking, and Optical Access and Optical Transport. The Company has a portfolio of solutions for Business Ethernet services utilizing Fiber (EoF), Copper (EoCu) and TDM (EoTDM). These solutions enable business Ethernet service delivery across a variety of network infrastructures. The Total Access 5000 supports standards-based copper pair bonding of xDSL loops for direct Ethernet service delivery. The Carrier Networks Division offers a variety of services to provide customers with network implementation, maintenance and management services. Network implementation service offerings include engineering, site preparation, cabinet placement, installation, configuration, turn-up and test, training, project management services, and engineered pre-assembled, wired rack and cabinet assemblies.

Enterprise Networks Division

The Company's Enterprise Networks Division delivers a portfolio of networking and communications solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as distributed enterprises. The Company's portfolio includes Cloud Connectivity solutions, such as IP business gateways and access routers, which provide business access to service provider networks, and Enterprise Communications solutions, which enable businesses to construct voice, data and video networks at the customer's site or among distributed sites.

The Company's Cloud Connectivity solutions, including Total Access and NetVanta IP Business Gateway (IPBG) and NetVanta Access Router products, deliver hosted and bundled service offerings that connect businesses to the public or private cloud. Service offerings that are delivered utilizing the Company's Cloud Connectivity solutions include Hosted Voice and UC, Hosted Wireless Local Area Networking (WLAN), Business Internet Access, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) compliant Carrier Ethernet, Private Network, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking, Enterprise Session Border Control (eSBC) functionality, Managed UC, and SIP Trunking with private branch exchange (PBX). Enterprise Network Division solutions offered as key elements of these service provider business bundles include Cloud Connectivity portfolio of IPBGs and Access Routers (used to provide connectivity to the business location), and Enterprise Communications portfolio of vWLAN, and Ethernet Switches (used to provide the business productivity component of the SP bundled services).

The Company's Total Access, NetVanta IPBGs and NetVanta Access Routers are deployed by service providers at the demarcation point of the customer premises. The Company's multiservice routers move data between networked computers over public or private IP, Frame Relay, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) leased-line infrastructures, and carrier-supplied Ethernet services. These devices provide features to route traffic between multiple destinations, secure the network against cyber-attacks, ensure the privacy of data as it is transported across the Internet, and restore communications in the event of equipment or network failure. Its multiservice routers provide Internet access and interconnect corporate locations. The NetVanta router portfolio, provided in modular and fixed-port configurations, offers an assortment of business-class features, including Quality of Service (QoS), Firewall, virtual private network (VPN), Network Performance Monitoring, Packet Capture, eSBC, SIP Proxy, Voice Quality Monitoring (VQM), and numerous MEF-compliant Carrier Ethernet features.

The Company's Enterprise Communications solutions are premises-based. The Company's Bluesocket vWLAN solutions deliver endpoints across the enterprise by utilizing virtualized, cloud-based solutions for connectivity, communications and collaboration. Its NetVanta managed Layer 2 and Layer 3 (L2/L3) Ethernet switches complement its Bluesocket vWLAN solutions, providing wireless/wireline LAN deployments and connectivity from the WAN to the end user's desktop computer and IP Phone. The Company also offers Common Internetworking Software. It provides pre-sales and post-sales technical support and a variety of training options. It also offers a portfolio of professional services under its ProServices. It offers ProStart installation and ProCare maintenance services.

The Company competes with Nokia, ARRIS, Ciena Corporation, Fujitsu Network Communications, Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corporation, Actelis Networks, Calix, Inc., ADVA, Zhone Technologies, Aerohive Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, AudioCodes, Cisco Systems, Inc., Edgewater Networks, Juniper Networks, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti Networks, BlueStream and Ericsson.

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HUNTSVILLE   AL   35806-2807
P: +1256.9638220
F: +1302.6555049

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