MegaPath, Adtran Team on Nationwide Ethernet

MegaPath is expanding its use of Adtran's Ethernet-over-copper gear to offer up to 400-Meg service from 400 U.S. COs

September 7, 2011

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that MegaPath, one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, and security services in North America, has partnered with ADTRAN for the nationwide expansion of its Ethernet network. MegaPath has over 200 central offices currently in service with plans to offer services in a total of 400 central offices by the end of 2011 and more than 680 central offices by June 2012. This will make MegaPath the single largest nationwide Ethernet services provider.

“Our goal is to provide our customers with a state-of-the-art network offering the services and speeds our customers need to support access to a wide variety of applications,” said Aamir Hussain, SVP Chief Technology Officer, MegaPath. “ADTRAN is a market leader and is enabling us to push the technology envelope, while maintaining the reliability and Quality of Service standards that are paramount to our customers.”

Utilizing ADTRAN’s flagship product, the Total Access 5000, in conjunction with ADTRAN’s extensive portfolio of customer premises equipment, MegaPath is now able to offer an Ethernet delivery portfolio that is unrivaled in the industry. Beyond the current rollout of Ethernet over Copper services, ADTRAN’s optimized EFM and VDSL2 bonding solutions will enable MegaPath to deliver up to 100 Mbps symmetric services, while simultaneously offering download speeds in excess of 400 Mbps. For customer facilities that copper cannot effectively reach, MegaPath is Ethernet-enabling its entire network with technology that scales to provide a wide range of customer applications and options. As a result of this project, MegaPath will deploy a number of business services including high-speed Internet access, MPLS networking, multi-site IP VPN and private data networking for large corporations.

“We are providing MegaPath with a groundbreaking way of delivering Ethernet with rates that were previously unachievable,” said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “By utilizing the total breadth of ADTRAN’s Ethernet portfolio, MegaPath is able to uniquely meet their customers’ needs for high-speed business services and cloud connectivity.”

Adtran Inc. (Nasdaq: ADTN)

MegaPath Inc.

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