ADTRAN Awarded "Best of Show" at ITEXPO East 2009

ADTRAN Awarded "Best of Show" at ITEXPO EAST 2009 ADTRAN Recognized for Industry Leadership in IP Communications

ADTRAN Awarded "Best of Show" at

ITEXPO EAST 2009

ADTRAN Recognized for Industry Leadership in IP Communications

Huntsville, Alabama - (March 11, 2009) - ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) announced today that it received a "Best of Show Award" in the Editor's Choice Category at Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®)'s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference and EXPO East 2009 held recently in Miami. ADTRAN was recognized for advancing the state of IP communications with its NetVanta® family of IP business communication solutions. These products are ideal for business trunking, hosted and premises -based VoIP applications. This portfolio of award -winning products includes a solution to meet the IP -based networking needs of almost any small and medium business or enterprise. These award -winning solutions include: Converged IP Telephony systems, IP business gateways, IP routers, managed Ethernet switches, IP PBX and 6 and 12 -line business -class SIP phones, 802.11 Wireless Access Points, 3G wireless broadband access solutions, security/VPN appliances and a network management platform designed to enable and simplify managed services.

"We are pleased to be recognized by Internet Telephony for advancing IP communications. Our goal is to bring innovative products to market that will enable small and medium business and enterprise customers to reap the benefits of IP Communications. The NetVanta family of products does just that," said Tim Saunders, vice president of product management, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks Division. "These powerful, yet easy -to -use products redefine branch office connectivity and introduce a new level of value in network operations."

"Outstanding companies like ADTRAN with their award -winning solutions, help to validate ITEXPO's status as the leading forum in the communications industry," said TMC President and Conference Chairman, Rich Tehrani. "Service providers, enterprise buyers, developers, and resellers come to ITEXPO, because they know they'll find solutions from innovative companies like ADTRAN that can help their businesses today."

The INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Best of Show Award recognizes innovative products and solutions that were featured in the Exhibit Hall during the event. This designation serves to highlight the technological achievement and creative product features that set these winners apart from the rest of the crowd. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine editorial staff evaluated the pre -show nominations, and met with vendors to inspect and review the displayed products on the first day of the Expo. A full list of the winners is posted on TMC's Web site at www.tmcnet.com.

About ADTRAN
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions for use in the last mile of today's telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major U.S. service provider and many global ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.

For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923 -8726) or via email at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.


About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on -site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two to three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.


TMC Contact:
For Immediate Release PR (for ITEXPO)
Todd Keefe
617 -262 -1968 x 101
todd@firpr.com

ADTRAN Contact:
Name: Tammie Dodson
Phone: 256 -963 -6739
email: tammie.dodson@adtran.com




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