Hancock Telephone Selects ADTRAN For Broadband, Carrier Ethernet And Mobile Backhaul Services Upgrade

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Hancock Telephone, an independently owned telephone company servicing New York and Pennsylvania, has chosen ADTRAN for next-generation Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and Carrier Ethernet over fiber (EoF) solutions. Deploying these fiber-based solutions at this time enables Hancock customers to gain access to high-speed broadband content anywhere in the network – whether at home, at work or using a mobile device. To support the growth in demand for both its LTE backhaul business with Tier 1 mobile operators and its own broadband service offering, Hancock selected ADTRAN’s NetVanta ® 8044M Ethernet Access Gateway and Total Access ® 5000 FTTH solutions.

Like many local carriers today, Hancock is looking for ways to increase the variety and quality of services for its customer base while, at the same time, maintain incumbent services revenue running on their legacy network architectures like TDM and Copper. ADTRAN understands this need and has developed innovative solutions that maximize the services lifecycle of incumbent access while benefiting from low-cost, next-generation Ethernet architectures. With the Total Access 5000 and NetVanta 8044M platforms, ADTRAN offers scalable optical Ethernet solutions that support service migration as providers continue to examine the customer demand for greater bandwidth and new services. Scalability was a critical decision factor for Hancock as they migrate existing residential services to FTTH and upgrade mobile backhaul services to Carrier Ethernet over Fiber, leveraging the industry-leading flexibility of the Total Access 5000 solution.

“We were looking for an Ethernet and fiber-based solution that not only met our needs for a scalable, lower-cost operational model, but also provided us with the stringent quality-of-service and SLA management that is required by our Tier 1 mobile operator customers,” said Robert Wrighter, Jr., vice president at Hancock Telephone. “ADTRAN’s solutions allow us to successfully deploy Ethernet backhaul services in conjunction with premium FTTH services delivery. This helps us remain competitive in our market, and also allows us to offer better and more advanced services than we previously could.”

“Hancock Telephone faces challenges common to many independent service providers – how to cost-effectively generate new revenue streams while supporting existing services,” said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “ADTRAN’s solutions are designed to help providers increase revenue, decrease costs and improve network efficiency. The scalability and flexibility of ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 platform is ideally suited to provide local carriers with the solutions they need to support new and existing services today and new opportunities yet to come.”

About Hancock Telephone

For more than 100 years Hancock Telephone Company has proudly served our towns, providing the best possible service through the highest quality employees. As one of the few remaining independently owned telephone companies in the region, Hancock Telephone provides the latest in digital technology to almost 2,000 customers located in New York and Pennsylvania. Much to our satisfaction -- and yours -- we are the proud recipients of the New York State Public Service Commendation for providing outstanding quality service. We have been awarded the PSC commendations from 23 years in a row. For more information, please visit http://www.hancocktelephone.com/

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions. 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, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726) or via e-mail at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.

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