ADTRAN Establishes Mosaic Open Network Alliance

New alliance provides unique forum for collaboration and integration
among leading solution providers with the most open SD-Access solution
in the industry

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®,
Inc.
, (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open
networking solutions, today announced the establishment of the ADTRAN
Mosaic Open Network
Alliance (Mosaic Alliance). ADTRAN
Mosaic
, the most open and complete SD-Access
solution in the industry, serves as the foundation for this program.
Following on the success of its Mosaic SD-Access platforms, ADTRAN is
forming the Mosaic Alliance to foster the widespread development and
industry adoption of SDN and NFV solutions based on open standards,
while maximizing the utility that such open collaborations can deliver.

The Mosaic Alliance brings together market participants dedicated to
delivering, demonstrating and testing open and proven SDN and NFV
solutions. Through the program, ADTRAN is providing operators around the
globe a single point of reference for best-of-breed SD-Access and NFV
solutions. As a one-stop shop of uniquely vetted solutions, the Mosaic
Alliance will save network operators the time and resources required to
assess and substantiate vendors and offerings best suited for their open
network demands, while reducing introduction risks posed to the
operator’s business.

Mosaic Alliance members will have access to ADTRAN expertise and to one
another for information exchange as well as mutual assistance for the
development of new open SD-Access projects. Members will have the
opportunity to meet, share insights and gain knowledge of the latest
advancements impacting the industry. The Mosaic Alliance offers two
levels of engagement:

  • Integration Members – this community includes two sub-levels of
    members who integrate with or work within the Mosaic framework.

    • Technology Partners: focused on delivering innovative
      programmable network functions whether open software or open
      hardware based.
    • Service Partners: that are delivering managed
      services, system integration, and other network operation
      requirements.
  • Collaboration Members – provides an entry point for joint
    innovation, collaboration, insight and knowledge sharing.

“By establishing the Mosaic Open Network Alliance, ADTRAN is promoting
the acceleration of the industry’s transition to open, programmable,
scalable networks, and alliance members play a key role in that
transition,” said Chris Thompson, director of Mosaic software and
solutions portfolio for ADTRAN. “The caliber of interoperability
testing, integration and validation available to vendors in the Mosaic
environment presents unique value and creates a single touch point for
network operators to validate solution interoperability as they look to
rollout SD-Access networks around the world.”

ADTRAN continues to be a leading proponent of fully open source,
multi-vendor networks and maintains affiliation with numerous open
networks organizations and projects including NIA, ODL, ONF, ONOS, CORD
and ON.LAB. The company is also an active member of many of the
industry’s leading standards bodies, such as the Broadband Forum and
CableLabs, and is helping to shape the future of communications through
open technologies. Through the Mosaic Alliance, operators can create
their tailored multi-vendor SD-Access platforms, comfortable in the
knowledge that they are backed by the same ADTRAN quality mark that has
served the industry over the past three decades.

Initial members have already begun enrolling in the Mosaic Alliance, and
ADTRAN is reviewing a large slate of additional prospective members.
ADTRAN will be announcing partners to the alliance over the coming
months and continuously going forward.

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video
and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures.
ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private
enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users
worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.

Contacts

Witz Communications for ADTRAN
Jas McDonald, 919-435-9115
jas@witzcommunications.com