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ADTRAN innovation advances Gigabit Society goals and maximizes fiber investments with broadest gigabit-capable Gfast portfolio

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(JUNE 4th, 2019)— ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions, today announced its second generation portfolio of Gfast fiber extension products has been recognized for excellence in the market with six leading industry awards. The most recent include:

  • Global Telecoms Award
  • 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews
  • 2019 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award

“We are thrilled that our gigabit-capable fiber extension portfolio is being recognized for its industry leadership and innovation,” ADTRAN Head of Solutions Management EMEA & APAC Dr. Werner Heinrich said. “Gfast fiber extension has become the ‘go to’ gigabit technology due to the minimal tenant disruption and low deployment costs, which is perfect for addressing the lucrative and underserved Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) market. Our comprehensive Gfast fiber extension portfolio helps service providers simplify multi-faceted MDU deployments—creating new gigabit communities by choosing from a broad toolkit of powering, port and placement options.”

Deployments of the ADTRAN Gfast fiber extension solutions are currently underway in Tier 1 carrier networks in Australia, North America and Europe as network operators globally seek out methods to accelerate the delivery of symmetrical gigabit service capabilities, maximizing the revenue potential of their fiber investments and ensuring all premises passed can economically and efficiently transition to becoming connected premises. Thanks to the benefits of ADTRAN’s Gfast fiber extension portfolio, more consumers each day are partaking in the Gigabit Society, more operators are securing expedited revenues, and more investors are benefiting from the reduction in the risk profile of their fiber network investments.

Augmenting ADTRAN’s highly differentiated 10G PON access solutions, this industry leading Gfast fiber extension portfolio, interoperable with ADTRAN as well as third-party aggregation nodes, rounds out the tool kit that operators require in order to preserve a sustained competitive advantage.

At ADTRAN, Inc., we believe amazing things happen when people connect. From the cloud edge to the subscriber edge, we help communications service providers around the world manage and scale services that connect people, places and things to advance human progress. Whether rural or urban, domestic or international, telco or cable, enterprise or residential—ADTRAN solutions optimize existing technology infrastructures and create new, multi-gigabit platforms that leverage cloud economics, data analytics, machine learning and open ecosystems—the future of global networking. For more information, please visit, Linkedin and Twitter