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Adtran NetVanta vs. Cisco

Hello, I've looked at some of the prior responses on the Adtran routers/switches...I'm wondering, now that they've been in this business for a couple of years do any of you have an opinion as to whether they are getting some traction with customers and addressing shortcomings, etc...
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All I can tell you is that they are selling like hotcakes. I've talked to Adtran reps several times over the past year and have been to their main office campus. They cannot keep up with demand, and it appears that they actually do listen to customer input, but they also weigh the cost of implementing some feature vs the ROI.
For example, the products until very recently did not support BGP, but with AT&T and MCI muscle selling their MPLS T1 products, Adtran had to support BGP or die trying.
on the other hand, to compete in Govt world, the products must meet FIPS standards. Adtran has publicly stated they will not spend the money it takes to become certified as compliant because it will drive the costs up that would have to be passed on to the consumers.
Adtran builds rock solid product. My only complaint is that as big as they are, they don't have 24x7 live tech support.
chadg12Author Commented:
In what instances are AT&T and MCI pushing MPLS T1 products?  What apps?
Primarily replacing frame-relay circuits
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