Quality, Reliability Given Their Due In ARC Survey

Adtran, a vendor in the SMB Networking category, came in sixth. Adtran developed a quality system in 1992, and obtained registration to ISO 9001 in 1993. Adtran was among the very first telecommunication suppliers to receive registration to TL9000 in 2000. The TL9000 standard was developed by the Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications Leadership Forum (QuEST Forum), a consortium of more than 100 suppliers and service providers in the telecommunications industry.

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