ADTRAN increases market leadership in North America

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, has announced it has secured the market-leading EPON business for North America, as well as technology license and OEM supply for North America, South America, EMEA, Australia and New Zealand, from Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (Sumitomo Electric), the company said.

Sumitomo Electric is a global provider of next-generation Optical Broadband Access network solutions in Asia and North America. ADTRAN will assume sales, customer relationship, distribution, support, manufacturing and development rights for these industry-leading EPON solutions from Sumitomo Electric for its target markets outside of Japan and Asia.

ADTRAN will leverage Sumitomo Electric´s dominant North American EPON market share and deep industry experience in engineering, support and sales functions. These EPON solutions will be integrated into ADTRAN´s SD-Access portfolio to further support ADTRAN´s ongoing commitment to serve the needs of its growing base of cable MSO customers.

ADTRAN, Inc. is a 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, visit

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. was established in 1897. For more information, visit