|Adtran Launches World-Class Network Access Solutions in the Middle East|
NetVanta Routers, Switches, and VPN/firewall Devices Provide Cost-effective Alternative for Business and Carrier Networks
Dubai (UAE) 07 September 2004: ADTRAN , Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN), the U.S. market leader in carrier and business class network access solutions is today unveiling its plans to target and energise the Middle East's networking market by offering greater choice and value to the region's enterprise business and service-provider customers.
"ADTRAN's NetVanta products comply with global standards and offer distinct price advantages while providing the features customers need for today's high-performance networks," says Ed Werner, ADTRAN's Vice President Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA), speaking at a launch event in Dubai. Now customers in the Middle East region will have an alternative in their supplier of world-class networking equipment - one that provides greater value and quicker return on investment."
ADTRAN's expansion into the Middle East is being realised through an EMEA-wide distribution agreement with Anixter International, the largest global distributor and logistics services provider of wire, cable and connectivity products and services. Under the terms of the agreement, Anixter will distribute ADTRAN's line of enterprise networking solutions, with special emphasis on the NetVanta family of access routers, Ethernet switches, and VPN/firewall offerings. This will increase Anixter's presence in the networking market, while providing ADTRAN with the global logistical support and reseller base necessary to expand in the region.
"ADTRAN has built a reputation for providing top-quality products at market leading price points," says Werner. "That foundation has made ADTRAN one of the world's most successful network access companies, with a 16-year history of profitability. Our mission is to take the same attributes that have made ADTRAN successful in the U.S. and build an equally impressive legacy in the Middle East. We are delighted to announce our launch plans for this dynamic region and we look forward to announcing further developments and news during GITEX 2004."
ADTRAN has established a global presence and recently opened its new EMEA Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. ADTRAN has offices in Frankfurt, Germany; Beijing; Hong Kong; Guangzhou, China; Melbourne, Australia; and many locations throughout the United States. Corporate Headquarters are located in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A.
For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.