ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of intelligent solutions deployed by some of the world’s largest service providers, distributed enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across copper, fiber and wireless network infrastructures.
Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with sales offices strategically located throughout the United States and around the world, ADTRAN’s mission is to be a trusted provider of global communications solutions, to develop innovative technologies used to create products and services that make communications simpler and more affordable for people everywhere, and to foster an entrepreneurial environment supported by enthusiastic employees who exhibit an unwavering commitment to personal integrity and support our customers beyond their expectations.
The company’s success stems from its history in telecommunications. Incorporated in 1985, ADTRAN began operations in 1986 following AT&T’s divestiture of the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs). This created an opportunity for companies such as ADTRAN to supply network equipment to the seven RBOCs as well as the more than 1,300 independent telephone companies in the United States.
The Carrier Networks division is positioned with product and service offerings that compete in many segments of the global telecommunications industry, and, specifically, in the areas of Ethernet and Internet Protocol (IP) based networks. As networks migrate to IP-based architectures, ADTRAN has strengthened its technologies in its primary growth areas: Broadband Access, Optical Access and Internetworking. Service providers use ADTRAN equipment to connect central offices or remote terminals directly to the subscriber’s terminating equipment. ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division offers a broad portfolio of products including broadband access platforms, FTTN sealed OSP DSLAMs, ATM/TDM aggregation equipment, fiber access platforms, fiber add/drop multiplexers, M13/STS-1 multiplexers, HDSL2/4 technologies, SHDSL and ADSL technologies, and narrowband access platforms.
With the rise of the Internet and ever increasing importance of the Local Area Network (LAN), the company decided to capitalize on its success in the carrier market by addressing the end-user’s need for termination equipment. Having firmly established a leading pos