ADTRAN Launches IP Communications Alliance Program

Huntsville, Alabama — March 31, 2009 — (BUSINESS WIRE) ADTRAN, a leading supplier of networking and communications solutions, today unveiled the ADTRAN Alliance Program. The ADTRAN Alliance Program is a collaboration between ADTRAN and best-in-breed technology and service providers that complement the NetVanta 7000 converged IP PBX Series. This will enable solutions providers to deliver fully interoperable enterprise-class IP communications solutions to meet the specialized needs of small- and medium-sized businesses in a number of vertical markets.

The initial phase of the ADTRAN Alliance Program features both IPT technology partners and SIP trunking service providers. Members of the alliance have successfully completed interoperability testing of their complementary services or solutions with ADTRAN's NetVanta 7000 Series IP PBX platforms. Products and services selected for inclusion in the program address key needs in the market with a wide range of business applications that enable SMBs to increase productivity and efficiency while reducing costs through enhanced communications solutions.

"With a network-wide view of our customers' issues and challenges, we created the ADTRAN Alliance Program to help identify leading technology and service providers that are particularly well equipped to address the key needs of SMBs," said Chris Thompson, senior product manager, ADTRAN. "We are working with innovative partners to further address the needs of our customers. This is the initial phase of our program, with plans underway for additional IP Telephony technology partners and SIP trunking service providers. Further expansion of the program will allow us to provide a broad range of interoperable complementary solutions to meet customers' expanding communication needs."

IP Telephony Technology Partners offer innovative solutions that have been strategically chosen to address specific applications in conjunction with the NetVanta 7000 Series. These best-in-breed partners include CounterPath, Incendonet, LifeSize Communications, Multi-Tech, Polycom, Resource Software International (RSI: undefined, undefined, undefined%), SIP Print, and SNOM. The combination of the NetVanta 7000 Series and these complementary partner solutions now enable service and solutions providers to offer a broader, more comprehensive solution with the added benefit of proven interoperability to meet the growing needs businesses have for: SIP Trunking Service Providers offer IP telephony services that are certified to be fully interoperable with the NetVanta 7000 Series. The combination of the NetVanta 7000 Series with these services offers SMB customers proven ways to cost-effectively transition to converged voice and data networking. Current SIP Trunking Alliance members include: "The ADTRAN Alliance Program allows us to guide our customers to many of the industry's leading solutions that complement the NetVanta 7000 IP PBX Series and meet businesses' individual needs," said Jeff Coke, president, VarData LLC. "By joining with innovative, recognizable and reliable providers for unified messaging, call recording, SIP phones, SIP trunking, speech recognition and more, ADTRAN is enabling us to provide SMBs with a complete multi-vendor communications solution that is proven and reliable."

NetVanta 7000 Series IP PBX platforms offer a complete voice and data networking solution for business locations of up to 50 stations. These innovative platforms combine multiple functions including an IP PBX, voice mail, multilevel auto attendant, full-featured IP router, 24-port Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch, firewall, and Virtual Private Network (VPN: undefined, undefined, undefined%) into a one-box system. With a wealth of integrated features, enhanced ease of use capabilities and industry-leading interoperability the NetVanta 7000 IP PBX Series is an attractive solution for converged SMB networks.

For more information on the ADTRAN Alliance Program, visit www.adtran.com/alliance.