The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2013 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories.Nicknamed the “Stevies” for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain on October 14, 2013. 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.
ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, has been named the Gold Stevie® Award winner at the 2013 International Business Awards within the category “Best New Product or Service of the Year – Telecommunications Hardware” for its NetVanta and Total Access solutions with eSBC functionality. Judged by a worldwide panel of more than 250 participating executives, the Stevie Awards honor the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working people worldwide. ADTRAN’s award was achieved for its NetVanta and market-leading Total Access suite of solutions with eSBC functionality, developed to address service providers’ need for a new demarcation device to handle security and monitoring for SIP trunking services. The eSBC software provides an alternative to dedicated SBC devices, allowing service providers to simplify and cost-reduce managed and hosted VoIP and unified communications solutions for small and medium enterprises with a high performance multi-function platform. The addition of the eSBC software within the Total Access solution also ensures the evolution to increasingly advanced IP services. Thanks to the new technology, services providers have a uniform migration path for extending SIP trunking services to SME and business customers. “This is a great accomplishment and an honor for everyone involved, as the global award not only underlines the value and superiority of the ADTRAN product offer, but also serves to further promote ADTRAN to a wider global business audience,” said Chris Thompson, ADTRAN’s director of product management, Cloud Connectivity Solutions. “We pride ourselves on our ability and reputation for addressing service providers’ requirements for next generation products and services; products that enable them to add value and prepare for tomorrow’s demanding communications environment.” “The 2013 International Business Awards are noteworthy for featuring the best collection of entries we have ever received,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The judges have been unanimous in their comments about the quality of achievements, and the expertise with which they were portrayed, in the nominations we received this year. We extend our most heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.”